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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 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:

2018-19 2017-18
Employee costs £43.541m £42.502m
Premises £3.337m £3.078m
Transport £1.542m £1.578m
Supplies and services £4.730m £4.517m
Agency and contracted out services £2.205m £2.447m
Capital financing/leasing £2.968m £2.946m
Spending on services £58.323m £57.068m
Income/Reserves -£3.797m -£3.582m
Amount to be financed £54.526m £53.486m

This is funded as shown below:

2018-19 2017-18
Fire precepts £39.977m £38.019m
Revenue Support Grant £4.493m £5.704m
Business Rates/Top-up Grant £10.056m £9.763m
Total financing £54.526m £53.486m

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
Efficiencies -£0.265m
On-call firefighter investment £0.324m
Structural changes £0.139m
Other changes -£0.118m
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
£48.47 £56.54 £64.62 £72.70 £88.86 £105.01 £121.17 £145.40

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.

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