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Local Government Act 2003

Section 37: Emergency financial assistance to combined fire authorities

60.The purpose of this section is to include Combined Fire Authorities (CFAs) in the list of local authorities in section 155 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. This will enable the Secretary of State to pay grant to CFAs in their own right. At present Bellwin grant can only be paid to a CFA's constituent authorities, which finance the CFA in proportion to their council tax bases.

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