Business Change

Merseyside Police is engaged in a significant change programme, as part of its response to the Government’s austerity programme.

As a consequence of the significant financial challenges facing the police service, the PCC has established a Governance Framework for Business Change & Efficiency to deliver the savings required to balance the annual budget, ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient police service and 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 & Efficiency framework sets out the governance arrangements to deliver fundamental business change in order to deliver the savings and efficiencies required. This framework enables the PCC to oversee the Merseyside Police change programmes and consider and approve the final business cases; thus providing the PCC with the opportunity to hold the Chief Constable to account and to challenge the proposals submitted to ensure that all options have been appropriately considered, costed and risk assessed, as well as ensure that the change governance framework have been adhered to.

The framework also enables the PCC to hear representations from the Trade Unions and Police Federation on the proposals and the process undertaken to produce the business case.

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 the final stage 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.