Beds in sheds (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3921
Question By: 
Susan Hall
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What has been the total cost to the London Fire Brigade of dealing with incidents involving 'beds in sheds' over the past five years?

Answer

Answer for Beds in sheds (2)

Answer for Beds in sheds (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no additional cost for a London Fire Brigade attendance at fires involving 'beds in sheds' as the service is funded. A notional cost of dealing with these incidents can be calculated using the time each fire appliance spent at the incident scene, and the agreed hourly rate agreed for cost recoverable special service and automatic fire alarm incidents (i.e. £328 an hour per appliance in 2017/18 (excluding VAT)). The notional cost for the five years 2012 to 2016 for attendance at 409 'unsuitable accommodation' incidents was just over £1.52 million (at 2017/18 prices). 

Year

Total fire

incidents

Notional

Cost*

2012

83

£343,744

2013

98

£553,008

2014

72

£222,384

2015

94

£289,296

2016

62

£115,128

409

£1,523,560

* £328 per hour per appliance (2017/18 rate)