A ROW has broken out over £3,000 of taxpayers money being used to fund a private operation for the fire chief.

The Fire Authority claim it was money well spent because without it Chief Fire Office Mark Yates could have been off work for 12 weeks.

But one councillor who tried to stop it happening, the Taxpayers Alliance and the Fire Brigades Union have all hit out, saying it’s not acceptable at a time when the fire service is facing financial cuts.

Reported by the Malvern Gazette. You can read the full story here. 

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