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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 12 February 2019, the Authority approved a total net budget requirement of £55.845m to run Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for the year 2019-20:

2018-19 2019-20
Employee costs £43.541m £46.580m
Premises £3.337m £3.884m
Transport £1.542m £1.455m
Supplies and services £4.730m £4.893m
Agency and contracted out services £2.205m £2.401m
Capital financing/leasing £2.968m £3.338m
Spending on services £58.323m £62.551m
Income/Reserves -£3.797m -£6.706m
Amount to be financed £54.526m £55.845m

This is funded as shown below:

2018-19 2019-20
Fire precepts £39.977m £41.763m
Revenue Support Grant £4.493m £3.795m
Business Rates/Top-up Grant £10.056m £10.287m
Total financing £54.526m £55.845m

How our budget requirement has changed

Budget requirement in 2018-19 £54.526m
One off items in 2018-19 budget -£0.474m
Pay/price inflation £1.309m
One off transitional costs £0.630m
Efficiencies -£1.652m
Structural changes £1.229m
Other changes £0.277m
Budget requirement in 2019-20 £55.845m

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 2019-20 is as follows:

Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
£49.91 £58.23 £66.55 £74.87 £91.51 £108.15 £124.78 £149.74

Spending on major capital projects:

The Authority’s capital programme for 2019-20 totals £8.404m. This includes planned spending of £1.329m on improvements to fire stations and other buildings, £5.608m on replacement vehicles and associated equipment and £1.467m on new or replacement 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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