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Babcock contract major change (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

What is your reaction to HMI Matt Parr’s assessment of LFB’s Babcock contract as “expensive and inflexible”?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has accepted the recommendations from the HMICFRS report and is working to respond to them. The contract with Babcock is in its eighth year of a 25-year contract and the working and commercial relationships need to adapt and respond to changes in LFB’s training requirement over this time. The demand currently placed on the training contract and associated budget is greater than it has ever been, and discussions have begun with Babcock to ensure that future provision is more flexible and responsive to LFB’s needs and wider operational developments and will deliver increased value for money.