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VAT bill shows flaws of single police force

February 26, 2012 9:14 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as an SNP MSP calls for the new single national police force to be exempt from a potential VAT bill of £22million every year, Scottish Liberal Democrat Justice spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP said:

Alison McInnes MSPAlison McInnes MSP"The SNP's plans to centralise our police service have been deeply flawed from the outset.

"In addition to removing the local accountability of police and threatening the jobs of frontline officers and key civilian staff, this SNP power grab also comes at a cost.

"The SNP clearly did not do their homework before drawing up their plans. Turning around now and blaming HMRC for the costs of their top-down centralisation is frankly ridiculous.

"The SNP should recognise the flaws in their centralisation agenda and stop their power grab."