Police threaten Tories with legal action over forces’ budget cuts

New low in relations with government as police chiefs seek order for climbdown on extra £420m pensions billPolice chiefs in England and Wales will take legal action in the high court against the government unless it backs down on plans to deduct hundreds of millions of pounds from their budgets, the Guardian has learned.The unprecedented decision was taken by the National Police Chiefs Council, which has sent a formal letter to the Treasury saying it will seek a judicial review of the government’s decision. Continue reading…

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