The National Audit Office has prepared this briefing for the Home Affairs Select Committee to support the Committee’s inquiry into the new landscape of policing.

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This briefing is designed to provide members of the Home Affairs Select Committee with:

  • An introduction to the future landscape of policing
  • An overview of the key issues arising from how the Committee of Public Accounts’ “Fundamentals of Accountability” would apply to the evolving landscape of policing including:
    • Roles and responsibilities of Policing;
    • The framework for accountability in Policing;
    • Local accountability arrangements;
    • National delivery roles;
    • The Home Office’s responsibility for Policing, and
    • National and local audit arrangements.
  • A financial analysis of publicly available data on police expenditure and Forces’ plans to deal with reductions in central grant funding.

June 2011