MD1238 Fifth London Safety Plan and LFEPA budget for 2014-15

Reference Code: 
MD1238
Date published: 
5 August 2013
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson, Mayor

The London Fire Commissioner presented his proposals for the final Fifth London Safety Plan 2013-2016 to the 18 July 2013 meeting of the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority (“LFEPA”). LFEPA resolved to remove all references to reductions in the numbers of firefighters, fire stations and appliances from those proposals, leaving LFEPA with savings in the order of £35m to find for 2014-15 of which in excess of £29m (over 80% of the savings required) directly relate to the changes made to the Plan by LFEPA Members on 18 July 2013. The Mayor has stated that he cannot allow this situation to continue and has indicated that, in the knowledge that frontline savings can be made without affecting public safety, he wishes to direct LFEPA to adopt and publish the final Plan in the form put forward by the Commissioner and to authorise the Commissioner to commence implementation. The Mayor requires LFEPA to complete these actions by 16 September 2013.

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