Cumbria Constabulary is expected to show an overspend of almost £1 million at the end of the financial year in March 2018.

The Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall announced the news today, after his Public Accountability Conference.

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Expected overspend in Cumbria Police budget

The Police and Crime Commissioner is putting the overspend down to the government's unexpected one per cent pay increase for public sector workers, and one per cent bonus, as well as increased policing because of the terror threat.

I welcome the pay award, which has been 1% basic pay increase with a 1% bonus. This rightly reflects the hard work and dedication that our officers and staff do on a daily basis.

Peter McCall, Police and Crime Commissioner