Reacting to the news that Policing Minister Mike Penning MP has delayed funding formula changes for Police Forces for another year following errors by the Home Office, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said,
“It is shocking that such a mistake could be made on such an important issue.
“This really is farcical. The people of the West Midlands need a fairer deal now. It is quite frankly shocking that the Home Office have made a mistake like this and that as a result the West Midlands will continue to get an unfair deal.
“The independent National Audit Office have recognised that we have been hit harder than anywhere else, this funding deal was a small beacon of hope. To have it delayed for another year is really disappointing.”