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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 11 February 2021, the Authority approved a total net budget requirement of £57.031m to run Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service for the year 2021-22:

  2020-21 2021-22
Employee Costs £48.191m £49.322m
Premises £3.789m £3.828m
Transport £1.495m £1.278m
Supplies and services £5.240m £5.063m
Agency and contracted out services £2.389m £2.395m
Capital financing/leasing £3.280m £3.287m
Spending on services £64.384m £65.173m
Income/Reserves -£7.500m -£8.142m
Amount to be financed £56.884m £57.031m

This is funded as shown below:

  2020-21 2021-22
Fire precepts £42.573m £42.699m
Revenue Support Grant £3.857m £3.878m
Business Rates/Top-up Grant £10.454m £10.454m
Total financing £56.884m £57.031m

How our budget requirement has changed:

Budget Requirement in 2020-21 £56.844m
One off items in 2020-21 budget £0.264m
Pay and price inflation £0.943m
Savings -£1.075m
Investment of fire protection £0.398m
Council tax support grant -£0.700m
Other net changes £0.317m
Budget Requirement in 2021-22 £57.031m

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 2021-22 is as follows:

Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H
£51.92 £60.57 £69.23 £77.88 £95.19 £112.49 £129.80 £155.76

Spending on major capital projects:

The Authority’s capital programme for 2021-22 totals £9.068m. This includes planned spending of £1.136m on maintaining our fire stations and other buildings, £6.382m on replacement vehicles and associated equipment and £1.550m on new or replacement equipment and information systems.

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