Dear Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service,
Please could you provide the name of the firm that is currently contracted by your Fire & Rescue Authority to provide advice in respect of business rates mitigation and appeals.
Please provide the date this contract started and the length of the agreement.
Dear Mr Metcalfe,
I can confirm that we have instructed Bruton Knowles as a one-off exercise
initially to review all our stations and provide professional views if we
should challenge the business rates we are being charged.
The contract is a one-off exercise.
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Information Governance and Compliance Manager
01296 744442 / 07920 710637
Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Brigade Headquarters, Stocklake,
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1BD.
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