Mike Penning

Responsibility for fire and rescue policy moves from DCLG to the Home Office

With immediate effect, responsibility for fire and rescue policy has transferred from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Home Office. Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that ministerial responsibility for fire and rescue policy moves to the Home...
Posted On 05 Jan 2016
Funding for fire and rescue authorities has fallen significantly between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016

National Audit Office report finds fire authorities “under pressure” in wake of further budget cuts

A new report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) entitled ‘Financial Sustainability of Fire and Rescue Services’ has found that such organisations’ abilities to respond to major incidents may well be constrained by any further budget cuts instigated by the...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015