North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been criticised for spending more than £10,000 on branding when her force needs to find savings of £16m.
Julia Mulligan defended her decision to pay consultants £10,462 for a “distinctive and recognisable brand identity” - saying her budget is "completely separate" from that of North Yorkshire Police.
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