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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority

Budget and Council Tax 2017/18

At the Fire and Rescue Authority meeting on 23rd February 2017 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved the level of Council Tax for the year 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. The Authority agreed to set a 1.98% increase in Council Tax with a budget of £37.1m for 2017/18.

Budget Requirement and Funding

The Settlement Funding Assessment for 2017/18 is £13.99m, a reduction of £1.52m (9.8%) compared to the 2016/17 allocation of £15.51m.

    2016/17
£M
      2017/18
£M
37.1 Gross Expenditure 37.4
1.3 Contribution to Reserves 0.6
-0.7 Less: Income -0.9
37.7 Total Budget Requirement 37.1
16.0 Met From:- Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates 14.6
0.2                   Collection Fund Surplus 0.2
21.5                   Council Tax 22.3
37.7  Total Funding  37.1

The Service experienced funding reductions in its Revenue Support Grant of £4.8m (24.4%) over the period of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2010. The Service experienced further funding reductions of £1.6m in 2015/16, £1.25m in 2016/17 and £1.52m in 2017/18.

The Service has already secured on-going savings in the region of £8.7m as part of a concerted and timely approach to address the impact of funding reductions, and would otherwise be facing a deficit of around £10.3m in the year 2019/20.

Further information is available on the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service website.

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Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
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