Business Change

Merseyside Police is engaged in a significant change programme, as part of its response to the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), first published in 2010.

This programme has made it necessary for the Force to transform the way it is structured to deliver policing, in order to maximise its front line resources, so that it can continue to provide an excellent policing service to our communities and deliver the priorities outlined in the Police and Crime Plan.

The Business Change and Efficiency Programme is the plan to achieve these savings and efficiencies.

Sustaining Excellence Reviews follow a systematic process of business process and resource/demand analysis combined with performance and risk assessments and Trade Union and Staff Association consultation.

This process results in the formulation of a business case, often comprising several business change proposals that require formal approval and governance, before any reduction in service provision or police resources can be made.

To be as clear about this process as possible, please find an outline of the governance framework for the Sustaining Excellence Programme.

Minutes and Business Cases

All minutes of the meetings and full business cases for this change programme are published under Business Change and Efficiency Minutes. Key decisions made at Stage 6 are published under the Meetings and Decisions section of this website. Decisions are ordered by year.

Estates Strategy

The Commissioner is also separately reviewing the Estate Strategy. This review is a necessary step forced upon the Commissioner by government's cuts to Merseyside Police's budget.