North Yorkshire set to receive an additional £8.4 million next year
- Government is increasing funding for policing to more than £15 billion in 2021-22, up by £636 million from this year.
- North Yorkshire is set to receive an additional £8.4 million as part of this settlement
- Funding will be used to increase police officer numbers and keep communities safe.
North Yorkshire is set to receive an additional £8.4 million in its funding next year, thanks to the Conservative Government’s increase to police budgets.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced policing will receive up to £15.8 billion in 2021-22 – an increase of £636 million on last year.
This includes over £400 million for recruiting 20,000 extra police officers by 2023, delivering on the promise made by the Conservatives in last year’s General Election. North Yorkshire has already benefited from an additional 83 officers.
The funding will be also be used to bolster counter-terrorism policing, including money for armed policing and more officers.
The Conservative Government has been determined to support the police throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as officers have worked tirelessly to keep communities safe. The Government has provided £30 million to help forces step up coronavirus enforcement and has reimbursed forces for all additional PPE purchased between March and July.
“This year, due to Covid-19 has been extremely difficult for everyone especially those who have been unable to work and the multitude of businesses that have suffered and, in some cases have been unable to open. Despite this challenging backdrop North Yorkshire Police and their support staff have worked hard to keep our communities safe, and I would like to thank them for their commitment and professionalism during the last nine months.
“I am delighted to see North Yorkshire getting an additional £8.4 million next year. If elected in the Spring of 2021, I will make it my priority to see that this money is used effectively to protect residents of North Yorkshire.
“This Conservative Government is now doing exactly that – ensuring we build back safer as we recover from coronavirus.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel said:
“We have asked more of the police than ever before during the coronavirus pandemic – the British people and I are extremely grateful for their dedication.
“I am absolutely committed to giving the police the resources they need – this funding package delivers on that.
“It will allow us to continue to put more police on the streets, and reduce crime as we build back safer from the pandemic.”