Category Archives: National News

E-Bulletin – October 2018

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 A new law protecting emergency workers from assault received Royal Assent on 13 September 2018. The legislation provides: maximum sentence for assault against them to double from 6 to 12 months in prison courts must also consider the strongest penalties for other offences against emergency workers The new […]

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Pay Award – further update

We understand that the National Joint Council (NJC) has finally come to an agreement to progress a pay award of 2% for Grey Book staff, backdated to 01 July 2018. You will recall from our previous communication regarding this issue that this mirrors what happened last year and continues to demonstrate that the current negotiation […]

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New Home Office fire statistics have been published

This latest publication presents detailed statistics on fire incidents which covers the financial year 2017/18 (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) for fire and rescue services (FRSs) in England. These statistics cover the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Key headlines There were 564,827 incidents attended by FRSs in 2017/18. Of these […]

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Pay Offer – Latest

We thought it was important to provide our members with the latest update regarding the National Pay offer, while doing so it is also necessary to give you some context around why we are in this ludicrous situation whereby firefighters across the UK have not received their pay rise on time (due on 01 July […]

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