DN 05/2023 – 2023/24 Fire Budget, Medium Term Financial Plan and Associated Papers
Following a public consultation, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority for North Yorkshire proposed a £5, or 6.6%, increase of the fire precept, for a Band D property, to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel. This proposal was supported by the Panel and subsequent to this the 2023/24 budget process has been concluded and the papers attached to this paper provide the detail of the financial plans for 2023/24 and beyond.
This is a Decision Notice outlining the PFCC’s Fire Budget and Capital Plans for 2023/24 and the Medium Term Financial Plans to 2026/27.
There is a legal requirement for the PFCC to set a budget prior to the 1st March each year for the following financial year. Approving this Decision will ensure that the PFCC’s obligations in this area are met for 2023/24.
The Revenue Budget for 2023/24 is based on the approved £5 or 6.6% increase in precept for a Band D property for 2023/24 and sets out how the £41,130k of revenue funding to be received by the PFCC in 2023/24 will be spent. The decision also sets out a capital programme of £8,368k for 2023/24 and provides details of how this will be spent.
To support this decision are the following attached papers:
- Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2023/24 to 2026/27 and Capital Plans 2023/24 to 2026/27 – North Yorkshire Fire
- This report includes the Reserves Strategy at Appendix B
- Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2023 – 2024 NYFRS
- This report includes the Annual Investment Strategy; a Minimum Revenue Provision Policy; a Capital Strategy
It is recommended, by the PFCC’s Chief Finance Officer, that the PFCC approves the Budget and Capital Plans for 2023/24 as attached to this Decision along with the Medium Term Financial Plans to 2026/27. In approving this decision the Commissioner is agreeing to the allocation of resources set out within this decision and the associated appendices, and also the detailed recommendations contained within all of the attached papers.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire
28 February 2023
Statutory Officer Advice
Legal, Management and Equality Implications
The Commissioner’s Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer, having read this report and having considered such information as has been provided at the time of being asked to express this view, is satisfied that this report does not ask the Commissioner to make a decision which would (or would be likely to) give rise to a contravention of the law.
Financial and Commercial
The PFCC’s Chief Finance Officer and S151 Officer has recommended that the PFCC approves the Budget and Capital Plans for 2023/24 as attached to this Decision along with the Medium Term Financial Plans to 2026/27. In doing so the PFCC will have set a balanced medium term financial plan.
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