Fire chief in pension scandal

Hannah Ricci

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London Fire Brigade Commissioner, Ron Dobson, is embroiled in a scandal that saw him strike a deal to quit his £200,000 a year position, receive an estimated £700,000 pension payoff and then walk straight back into his former role.

It is thought that the fire chief (pictured with Mayor of London Boris Johnson) has been allowed to side step future pension cuts in a move the Fire Brigades Union has branded "deeply unethical."