Annual fire budget

Prudent forward planning is at the heart of our approach

In 2021/22 the gross budget requirement is £36.3m

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has responsibility for the fire budget, which comprises a combination of central government grants and money from the local police precept.

About 30 per cent of funding comes from the Government while the remaining 70 per cent is raised locally, mainly through the ‘fire precept‘– the amount you pay for the fire and rescue service in your council tax.

Our government funding is reducing year on year and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service needs to make savings of £3.5m each year.

Funding for the fire service

Funding for the Fire 2020/21 2021/22
Funding from Government £9.1m £9.2m
Council tax precept – your contribution £22.2m £22.4m
Specific grants £3.4m £3.7m
Fees, Charges and Partnerships £0.5m £0.6m
Use of Reserves £0.3m £0.4m
Total funding £35.5m £36.3m

Fire budget breakdown

2020/21 2021/22
Firefighter pay £21.0m £21.3m
Control and support staff £4.1m £4.2m
Supplies and Services £3.5m £3.4m
Premises and equipment £2.1m £2.1m
PFI £1.5m £1.5m
Transport £0.8m £0.8m
Capital financial charges £1.9m £2.2m
Other costs £0.6m £0.8m
Total spending plan £35.5m £36.3m

Budget book

2020/21 Budget Book for North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (Fire and Rescue Authority).

This document details revenue and capital budgets by Function along with reporting deadlines.

Last updated – 21 April 2021