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News - 8 October 2012

Councils need local anti-crime incentives, urges Westminster

Local authorities should be given incentives to work with newly appointed police and crime commissioners (PCCs), a flagship Conservative council urged last night. Under the ‘Safer Deals’ model outlined by Westminster City Council, areas would be given ‘City Deals’ type devolved powers to tackle crime in more locally responsive ways.

In exchange for reducing crime and offending, councils would be rewarded on a payment by results basis, and the scheme would be underpinned by the need to work across administrative and sector boundaries and the transfer or real powers and resources.

For the full story from LocalGov.co.uk, click here


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