Conducted by Anthony Mayer, who headed City Hall under both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, the review considered the budget cuts and what they meant for the London Fire Brigade’s ability to protect London.
In recent years both former Mayor Boris Johnson and national government slashed funding to the London Fire Brigade, decisions which critics blame for the closure of 10 fire stations and the scrapping of 14 operational fire engines.
Mayor Boris Johnson has rejected calls to reach a “compromise” over the fate of 13 fire engines which are due to be axed as part of budget cuts.
London is set to lose 13 fire engines after Mayor Boris Johnson overruled the capital’s fire authority and ordered the adoption of budget proposals drawn up by the fire commissioner.
Mayor Boris Johnson looks set to overrule the capital’s fire authority and order the axing of 13 currently mothballed fire engines to balance the London Fire Brigade’s budget.