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Fire Authority approves Council Tax precept rise 

The Fire and Rescue Service's governing body, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, has decided to increase its portion of Council Tax by 1.97% next year, following its budget setting meeting on Monday 13th February.

The decision by Members to increase the fire service’s share of Council Tax will raise an additional £441,000 in annual funding for the fire service.
Cllr Alan Atkin, Vice Chair of the Authority, said: “We are absolutely committed to providing the best possible fire and rescue service to the people of South Yorkshire. That is why we are asking people to pay just a few pence a week more for their fire service. I understand the economic hardship being felt by households. However, this small increase helps us to balance the fire service’s budget and protect its assets in the long term.”

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Public's views sought on Fire Service Council Tax Choice 

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on what the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) council tax precept should be for 2017-18. The aim of the consultation is to gain an understanding as to the public’s preferred level of the precept- 1.97% or no increase.

Current indications are that SYFR will lose around £2 million in its Government funding in 2017/18, when compared with 2016/17.


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Safe as Houses - Think Sprinkler Event, January 2017 

Think Sprinkler - Protecting Vulnerable Residents from Fire - Wednesday 11th January 2017

As a Housing provider, do you know what your fire safety responsibilities to protect your tenants and residents are?

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Business Fire Safety are holding this FREE event targeted at housing providers.    Please VISIT below to view the publicity information.

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Think Sprinkler - Event for Housing Providers 

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SY Fire & Rescue Efficiency Plan published (UPDATE 8-12-16) 


The Government has offered fire and rescue services a guaranteed four year funding settlement in order to provide increased certainty and to aid planning.

This has been offered in return for fire and rescue services providing an Efficiency Plan which sets out how they plan to improve the service they provide whilst managing with reduced funding.

South Yorkshire's Efficiency Plan is published here. Please VISIT below.

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