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 2018, the Authority approved a total net budget requirement of £54.526m to run Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for the year 2018-19:
|Supplies and services||£4.730m||£4.517m|
|Agency and contracted out services||£2.205m||£2.447m|
|Spending on services||£58.323m||£57.068m|
|Amount to be financed||£54.526m||£53.486m|
This is funded as shown below:
|Revenue Support Grant||£4.493m||£5.704m|
|Business Rates/Top-up Grant||£10.056m||£9.763m|
How our budget requirement has changed
|Budget requirement in 2017-18||£53.486m|
|One off items in 2017-18 budget||-£0.657m|
|Pay and price inflation||£1.038m|
|One off transitional costs||£0.579m|
|On-call firefighter investment||£0.324m|
|Budget Requirement in 2018-19||£54.526m|
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 2018-19 is as follows:
|Band A||Band B||Band C||Band D||Band E||Band F||Band G||Band H|
Spending on major capital projects
The Authority’s capital programme for 2018-19 totals £9.632m. This includes planned spending of £1.695m on improvements to fire stations and other buildings, £6.219m on replacement vehicles and associated equipment and £1.718m 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.