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Funding uncertainty for Lincolnshire Police budget due to General Election

Police bosses could be consulting on next year’s budget without knowing how much money they will get from Government because of the General Election.

Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones told councillors on the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel today that the financial settlement for police forces would usually be announced at the beginning of December, enabling consultation on things such as council tax rises to be completed by February.

However, due to the national campaign now taking place, Lincolnshire Police could be asking residents about their priorities and appetite to pay extra without knowing what it will be getting from higher up.

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