Police Budget Inquiry – Nov 2016

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This is the UNISON Scotland evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing inquiry into financial planning for 2017/18.

This is a challenging inquiry because there is little evidence that the police budget has been sorted for this year – let alone next year.

Our submission calls for budget clarity and a reminder that there is a duty of Best Value. Backfilling police staff posts with police officers isn’t Best Value.