Lancashire Constabulary should hit its £43m savings target by 2015, according to a report published by inspectors.

The report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) shows the force has made cuts of £33m.

It acknowledges there will be 190 less staff by 2015 although there will be an 8% increase in frontline staff.

HMIC Policing in austerity: One year on
Category Value for money inspection
Police Force N/A
Date 2 Jul 2012

Summary
In October 2010, the Government announced that the central funding provided to the police service would reduce by 20% in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

We carried out an inspection of all 43 police forces in England and Wales in Spring 2011, to see how they were planning to meet this financial challenge. When the results were published in July 2011, we committed to returning one year later to report on progress, and to assess whether there had been any impact on the service provided to the public.

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