“Axed Devon, Cornwall and Dorset police merger saw [another] £380k ‘wasted’

… not to mention the millions wasted on a Police and Crime Commissioner …

“Almost £380,000 was “wasted” on a failed merger between two police forces, figures have revealed.

Plans to merge Devon and Cornwall Police with Dorset Police were called off in October after a police and crime commissioner (PCC) opposed the move.
The Police Federation said it was “horrified” such a “large amount of money has been wasted”.

Both police forces said work to create a “robust business case” for the merger could be used in the future.
The £376,798 included consultant fees of more than £190,000, police officer pay totalling almost £119,000 and more than £26,000 on equipment and advertising, a BBC Freedom of Information request has revealed. …

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47471442