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:
|Supplies and services||£4.730m||£4.893m|
|Agency and contracted out services||£2.205m||£2.401m|
|Spending on services||£58.323m||£62.551m|
|Amount to be financed||£54.526m||£55.845m|
This is funded as shown below:
|Revenue Support Grant||£4.493m||£3.795m|
|Business Rates/Top-up Grant||£10.056m||£10.287m|
How our budget requirement has changed
|Budget requirement in 2018-19||£54.526m|
|One off items in 2018-19 budget||-£0.474m|
|One off transitional costs||£0.630m|
|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|
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.