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Fire & Rescue policy to transfer to the Home Office

The Government has confirmed that responsibility for Fire and Rescue Policy for England will transfer from the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Home Office,from 1 April 2016.

Ministerial responsibility for Fire has been transferred to Mike Penning, Minister of State at the Home Office and Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.

As of 1 April 2016 the group of staff working on the national fire policy function will transfer to the Home Office. This group comprises Fire Policy Division, National Resilience and Fire Programmes Division, the Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor’s team and staff working on Firefighter Pensions. The Fire Statistics team will also be included in the transfer.

For further information, see the Fire & Rescue Bulletin Fire & Rescue Bulletin