Jo Coles - York and North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Jo Coles - North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Fire precept

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is responsible for setting the local fire ‘precept’ – the amount people pay through their council tax for fire and rescue services.
  • The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has set the Band D Fire Element of the Council Tax within North Yorkshire for 2024/25 at £83.02
  • This is an increase of £2.41, or 2.99%, over the 2023/24 level.

Your contribution through your council tax 2024/25

2023/24 2024/25 Increase per year Increase per week
Property Band £ £ £ pence
A 53.74 55.35 1.61 3
B 62.70 64.57 1.87 4
C 71.65 73.80 2.14 4
D 80.61 83.02 2.41 5
E 98.52 101.47 2.95 6
F 116.44 119.92 3.48 7
G 134.35 138.37 4.02 8
H 161.22 166.04 4.82 9


Income and expenditure

Funding for the fire service

Fire Funding 2023/24 2024/25
Funding from Government £9.5m £11.7m
Council tax precept – your contribution £25.2m £26.4m
Specific grants £4.8m £5.6m
Fees, Charges and Partnerships £0.7m £1.2m
Use of Reserves £1.2m £0.3m
Total funding £41.4m £45.2m


Fire budget breakdown

Fire Budget 2023/24 2024/25
Firefighter pay £24.0m £26.3m
Control and support staff £5.4m £6.0m
Supplies and Services £3.9m £4.0m
Premises and equipment £2.4m £2.6m
PFI £1.7m £1.9m
Transport £1.0m £1.1m
Capital financial charges £2.1m £2.1m
Other costs £0.9m £1.2m
Total spending plan £41.4m £45.2m


How your money will be spent

Your precept will contribute towards:

  • An increase in the number of prevention focused posts in North Yorkshire Fire
    and Rescue Service.
  • Investment into the on-call firefighter model to improve recruitment, retention
    and increase the availability of on-call fire engines.
  • Continued investment in fire stations to ensure they are fit for purpose.
  • Replacing the oldest fire engines with newer models.
  • Increasing costs of gas, electricity, fuel, insurance, and other services linked to inflation.

Precept leaflet

Correspondence with the Police Fire and Crime Panel

Fire precept consultation results and proposal: