The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed that the sale of the Fire Service College to Capita has now been concluded.
In a letter to the RFU, DCLG stated that:
"Capita have also committed to significant capital investment in training and accommodation facilities at the College, and are keen to ensure that training courses deliver improved value for money.
Taken together the sale of the College has the potential to deliver an estimated benefit of £30m to the taxpayer in the first few years and at the same time secure the College’s future.
The Government has insisted on a number of conditions on the proposed sale, including commitments not only that the College will continue in use as a national training college for fire and rescue authorities, but also that it will continue to offer wider national resilience and emergency services exercises and that Government permission will be required if Capita wish to sell the incident ground."