Policing to receive £287 million funding boost.

The police sector will receive a funding boost of up to £287 million next year to help victims feel safe and deliver more visible policing.

The rise will take total funding for policing up to £17.2 billion and mean police and crime commissioners across the 43 police forces in England and Wales will receive a nominal increase of up to £523 million. The Government is giving Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners in England the ability to raise up to £349 million, through a council tax precept limit of £15.

This provisional settlement will provide £1.1 billion towards national policing priorities including tackling the scourge of serious violence, county lines, exploitation, abuse, fraud and cyber crime.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, said: “I want to see our police receive the funding they need to keep our streets safe. I am proud of the great work done by North Yorkshire police in our area and I want to see that continue.

“Safe streets also mean a better local economy as people feel safe to work and do business and this new funding will help to keep our area thriving.”

The final police funding settlement will be debated in Parliament ahead of the new financial year.