'No business case' made for British Transport Police merger [BBC News]

Date: 08/12/2017

A report from Scotland's Police watchdog says no authoritative business case was made for the merger of British Transport Police and Police Scotland. The decision was made by ministers, meaning the benefits, disadvantages and costs were not explained. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary's overview of BTP says a detailed study of the risks should be undertaken. The functions of BTP are due to be absorbed into the national force on 1 April 2019.

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