Annual fire budget
In 2023/24 the gross budget requirement is £41.4m
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.
Funding for the fire service
|Fire – Funding||2022/23||2023/24|
|Funding from Government||£8.8m||£9.5m|
|Council tax precept – your contribution||£23.4m||£25.2m|
|Fees, Charges and Partnerships||£0.6m||£0.7m|
|Use of Reserves||£0.8m||£1.2m|
Fire budget breakdown
|Fire – Budget||2022/23||2023/24|
|Control and support staff||£4.7m||£5.4m|
|Supplies and Services||£3.8m||£3.9m|
|Premises and equipment||£2.1m||£2.4m|
|Private Finance Initiative||£1.6m||£1.7m|
|Capital financial charges||£1.7m||£2.1m|
|Total spending plan||£38.2m||£41.4m|
How the money will be spent
- Investment in specialist roles to improve prevention and protection activity.
- Investment in fire stations to ensure they are accessible to a diverse workforce and the public.
- 16 new fire engines, 12 for delivery in 2023/24 and 4 in 2024/25.
- Upgrading all breathing apparatus sets to improve fire fighter safety.
- Increasing costs of gas, electricity, fuel, insurance, and other services linked to the cost of living increase.
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.
- North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Budget Book 2023-2024
- North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Budget Book 2022-2023
- North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Budget Book 2021-2022
- North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Budget Book 2020-2021
Last updated – 26 May 2023