The cost of the change

According to various Government announcements the operational cost of the Police and Crime Commissioners will be no more than the previous arrangements with Police Authorities. However they do accept that there will be a cost for the electoral processes. Based on a recent exchange in the House of Commons this cost will be some £75M for the introductory election and then some £50M every 4 years. This adds some £12M per year if amortised across the 4 year period.

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