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Sunday, 4 April 2010

Q: When is a fire chief not a fire chief? A: When he wants a �380,000 payout - Telegraph



Q: When is a fire chief not a fire chief? A: When he wants a �380,000 payout - Telegraph
: "Paul Hayden will be allowed to retire on a full pension aged 50 from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service after he persuaded his local fire authority that for retirement purposes he is not its chief fire officer, but a 'brigade manager'.

This means he can avoid rules to be introduced this week by HM Revenue and Customs to stop desk-bound staff, including chief fire officers, benefiting from generous terms intended to help the rank-and-file. Working firemen, like police officers, are entitled to leave at 50 because of the physical strains of the job."

A nice blag. Clear example of manipulating the rules to your advantge. Congratulations to all those involved.

Lord Blagger

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