Cheshire fire chiefs drive 'luxury' cars that are tax exempt
Cheshire chief fire officer Paul Hancock and his deputy Mark Cashin are provided with expensive cars that are tax exempt because they count as emergency vehicles even though both only attended one incident in two years.
Mr Hancock, who is also chief executive, has a £52,713 Land Rover Discovery and Mr Cashin has a £48,198 BMW X5 as part of their financial package.
Each is unmarked but fitted with covert blue lights and sirens in the grille.
HM Revenue & Customs says emergency vehicles are exempt from tax for on-call employees of emergency services. But it recently emerged both officers... read more
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