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The Prime Minister has made it a priority to give the police the powers and resources they need to keep our streets safe. So the Home Office is receiving a 6.3% increase to the department’s budget.
We’re providing an extra £750 million to begin recruitment of the 20,000 new police officers, with the first 6,000 in place by March 2021. This will give the police the resources they need to tackle serious violence.
We are providing £30 million to tackle child sexual exploitation. We are protecting the counter-terrorism policing budget. And we are giving £100 million towards improving security and reducing crime inside prisons.
It’s time to get more police on the beat and make our streets safer. This Spending Review helps us deliver that.