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Budget & Accounts

For 2020/21 the Fire and Rescue Authority has a budget of £54.8m which was agreed at the Authority meeting on 10th February 2020.  The Authority also agreed a Council Tax increase of 1.99% for 2020/21. 

The budget has been set against a total funding allocation of £55.3m which means a balanced budget position, as well as a budget surplus of £0.5m.

In respect of Reserves, the Authority agreed to retain a minimum general Reserve (including operational contingency) of £5m.   

The Authority’s Financial Regulations are provided here.

The full report can be read here (see Item 12)

 What will the money be spent on?

The budget is planned to be spent as follows:- 

 

£m

Operational staff

34.7

Support Staff

8.1

Indirect Staff costs

1.9

Transport

1.0

Premises

3.2

Supplies & Services

4.5

Capital Financing costs

2.7

Income

-1.3

TOTAL

54.8

Who pays?

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

 

£m

Local Taxpayers

26.9

Revenue Support Grant

8.4

Business Rates

16.2

Other Income

3.8

Reserves

-

TOTAL

55.3*

This includes an estimated budget surplus of £0.5m.

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, the Authority must submit its Draft Statement of Accounts to its external auditors before the end of May each year.  The Authority must also approve its audited Statement of Accounts annually by the end of July.

The Statement of Accounts and Summary Accounts for the last three years are available in the FRA Library.