A Home Office spokeswoman says the funding settlement is challenging but manageable and savings can be made whilst protecting frontline services.
''HMIC made clear last year that forces were putting plans in place to identify the necessary savings. We are confident the gap is closing and the HMIC will report later this year on the progress being made.''
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