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The Kent Fire Services Order

The Kent Fire Services Order

The Kent Fire Services (Combination Scheme) Order 1997

This is the Order made by Parliament which first established the Authority.  It contains the Constitution of the Authority and prescribes the arrangements for the Authority to take over responsibility for Kent Fire Brigade from Kent County Council on 1 April 1998.

Part VI of the Order (Combination Fire Services Fund) no longer applies. It was superseded by the Local Government Act 2003 which authorised Combined Fire Authorities (such as this Authority) to levy their own precepts (i.e. set their own council tax).

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