Who funds the police?

Date: 
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014

Our colleague Dr Roger Grimshaw came across this interesting figure from a recent parliamentary briefing note on police funding in England and Wales.

It shows that Home Office grants only account for one third of police funding, with a significant portion - one quarter - coming from Council Tax payers.

We first identified the shift from national to local sources of police funding in our publication Police Expenditure, 1999 - 2009.