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What we spend

It is a requirement for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority to set a level of revenue budget and council tax before the start of the forthcoming financial year.

At its budget setting meeting on 9 February 2022, the Authority approved a total net budget requirement of £61.05m to run Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for the year 2022-23:

2021-22 2022-23
Employee costs £49.32m £51.55m
Premises £3.83m £3.78m
Transport £1.28m £1.40m
Supplies and services £5.06m £5.47m
Agency and contracted out services £2.40m £2.48m
Capital financing/leasing £3.29m £4.01m
Spending on services £65.18m £68.69m
Income/Reserves -£6.68m -£7.64m
Amount to be financed £58.50m £61.05m

This is funded as shown below:

2021-22 2022-23
Fire precepts £42.70m £44.84m
Revenue Support Grant £3.88m £4.00m
Business Rates/Top-up Grant £10.19m £10.19m
Other grants £1.73m £2.02m
Total financing £58.50m £61.05m

How our budget requirement has changed:

Budget requirement in 2021-22 £58.50m
One off items in 2021-22 budget £0.19m
Pay and price inflation £1.63m
Health & social care levy £0.30m
Savings -£0.40m
Capital financing costs £0.59m
Other net changes £0.24m
Budget requirement in 2022-23 £61.05m

Fire precept bands

Residents pay for their Fire & Rescue Service as part of their council tax bill, and the fire precept element of the bill for a Band D property in 2022-23 is as follows:

Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
£52.95 £61.78 £70.60 £79.43 £97.08 £114.73 £132.38 £158.86

Spending on major capital projects:

The Authority’s capital programme for 2022-23 totals £4.6m. This includes planned spending of £1m on maintaining our fire stations and other buildings, £2.4m on replacement vehicles and associated equipment, and £1.2m on new or replacement ICT equipment and information systems.

For more information

Email: [email protected] or visit our website at www.dwfire.org.uk for further information.


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