Roy Wilsher
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NFCC chair outlines key focus areas in wake of new fire minister’s appointment

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is “looking forward” to working with Kit Malthouse, the newly-appointed Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office. NFCC chair Roy Wilsher has outlined key areas for which he would like to see...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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“Improving building safety must be top priority for new Government” urges LFB

People are at risk from slow action to improve building safety, with developers and those responsible not doing enough. The Fire Service is wrongly being seen as the safety net for the shortfalls in building safety, warns London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton. After sharing her...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
Karen Trigg
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Are Funding Levels Actively Harming Public Safety and Security?

When restricted by budgets, safety and security standards can waver. Here, Karen Trigg discusses how to overcome financial challenges and outlines precisely why large budgets should not legitimise complacency when it comes to security provision.  Addressing budgetary restrictions...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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Government works with Police Now on plans for new detective training programme

The police service will be able to boost the overall number of detectives by up to 1,000 in the next five years following the announcement of new Government funding to develop a national training programme. The Home Office will work with Police Now, an award-winning police...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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Policing minister listens to officers’ first-hand experience at well-being roundtable

At a roundtable discussion held on Tuesday 16 January, Nick Hurd (Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) heard from experts and senior officers – including a chief superintendent who has written a personal memoir about policing and mental health – on the subject...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
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Policing and Fire Minister orders Fire and Rescue Authorities to curb practice of “boomerang bosses”

Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, has unveiled new rules designed to crack down on the employment of ‘boomerang bosses’ in England’s Fire and Rescue Services. The practice has seen senior fire officers retire from their post only to be re-appointed almost...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Nick Hurd
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Nick Hurd appointed Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service by Prime Minister Theresa May

Nick Hurd, the Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, has been unveiled as the new Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service. He succeeds Brandon Lewis in the role, with Lewis having been promoted to the post of Minister of State for Immigration by Prime...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
Proposed cuts in fire authority budgets – and the effect they may have on jobs and services – are now dominating many local communities
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Proposed budget cuts for Fire Services dominate local authority agendas

The recent news agenda has been dominated by stories concerning cuts in fire authority budgets and the effect that they will potentially have on jobs, services and local communities. Last Saturday, demonstrators took to the streets in Lincolnshire to protest against proposed cuts...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015