Reposted from the Guardian
What do you do if you’re part of a government that believes in decimating the fire and rescue service as a means to making “efficiency savings”, only to find yourself regularly thwarted by elected councillors who sit on the local fire and rescue authority? Answer: abolish the fire and rescue authority.
A government paper published last week proposed just that: the scrapping of every fire and rescue authority in England. Control will instead be placed in the hands of local…
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