Richard Disney

Professor Richard Disney

Research Fellow


MA African Studies, University of Sussex, 1972
BA Economics, University of Cambridge, 1971

ORCID: 0000-0001-6438-6326

Richard is a Research Fellow at the IFS. He is also a Part-time Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex and Visiting Professor of Economics at University College London. Richard has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham, at Queen Mary, University of London and at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is a member of the Senior Salary Review Body, having previously been a member of the NHS Pay Review Body and an advisor to Tom Winsor's investigation of police remuneration. His research interests lie largely in the field of applied microeconomics, notably labour market issues, pensions and public spending.

He is also Co-Director of the IFS's DfID-funded Centre for Tax Analysis in Developing Countries (TAXDEV).

External web page: University of Sussex

Police workforce and funding in England and Wales

| Briefing Note

This briefing note provides background information on the police service in England and Wales. It details recent changes in police numbers and in police funding, and examines some indicators of police performance in the light of these changes. Finally, it considers briefly the Labour Party’s proposal to increase the number of police officers.

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