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Budget & Accounts

The majority of the Fire Authority's funding is provided directly by the government in the form of Revenue Support Grant and Business Rates. The remainder is raised via the precept which forms part of the council tax bills issued by the District Councils. However, the Fire and Rescue Authority only sets its budget after taking account of the government's regulations on capping, the reserves it has available and any income that it generates.

The Authority’s Financial Regulations are provided here.

For 2017/18 the Authority has a budget of £48.4m which was agreed at the Fire and Rescue Authority meeting held on 13th February 2017.   

The Authority also agreed a Council Tax increase of 1.97% for 2017/18. 

The budget has been set against a total funding allocation of £49.7m - this will allow for some £1.3m to be set aside for investment requirements within the Medium-Term Plans.

In respect of Reserves, the Authority agreed to earmark £22m for a variety of projects which are set out in the report here (Item 13). 

What will the money be spent on?

The budget is planned to be spent as follows:- 

 

£m

Operational staff

28.9

Support Staff

6.7

Indirect Staff costs

2.6

Transport

1

Premises

2.7

Supplies & Services

4.5

Capital Financing costs

3.4

Income

(1.4)

TOTAL

48.4

Who pays?

The Fire and Rescue Authority's budget comes from a variety of sources: 

 

£m

Local Taxpayers

24.2

Revenue Support Grant

10.4

Business Rates

15.1

Other Income

0

Reserves

0

TOTAL

49.7

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit regulations, the Authority must approve its Statement of Accounts before the end of June each year. The Statement of Accounts and Summary Accounts for the last three years are available in the FRA's Library.