Police IT agency plans £1bn in cuts

The National Policing Improvement Agency's chief executive has outlined cuts in IT spending by 2015, including reductions in police IT

The organisation that provides IT services and high-tech equipment to the police is on course to save national policing £1bn by 2015, according to the agency's chief executive.

The National Policing Improvement Agency's (NPIA) chief Peter Neyroud outlined how police will achieve the savings at the Association of Chief Police Officers APA conference in Manchester on Wednesday.

A total of £200m of the £1bn saving will come from reductions in spending on police IT, with a further £75m coming from police forces setting up shared service centres to deliver back office functions, such as HR and finance.

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