(LONDON) — Things are getting so bad in cash-strapped Britain that the building housing Scotland Yard headquarters could be sold off.
London’s Metropolitan police have been given the task of shedding some $800 million from the various departmental budgets over the next two-and-a-half years. A big part of that solution would be to sell-off Scotland Yard’s headquarters and move to a nearby, smaller building.
Currently, there are around 700 premises in the form of police stations, gas stations and traffic garages in use by the force and it’s estimated that roughly a third will have to be unloaded if that steep austerity goal is to be met.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN