2019/20 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.
This year, after hearing the views of 2,741 members of the public, your elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan has decided to increase the amount of precept for the fire and rescue service by an average of £2.07, or about 4 pence a week.
This was the first consultation to be undertaken since the transfer of Governance to the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner which had 2,741 responses, which compares to less than 100 received by the previous Fire Authority.
A large majority, 75% of people who completed the consultation, supported an increase of £2 in the fire and rescue precept. 49% said they were prepared to pay more than £2 with one in five people, 22%, prepared to pay over £5. The Commissioner can only raise the fire precept by 2.99% without holding a referendum.
Your contribution through your council tax 2019/20
|Property Band||2018/19||2019/20||Increase per Annum||Increase per Week|
Funding for the fire service
|Funding for the Fire||2018/19||2019/20|
|Funding from Government||£9.3m||£9.0m|
|Council tax precept – your contribution||£20.7m||£21.5m|
|Fees, Charges and Partnerships||£0.5m||£0.5m|
|Use of Reserves||£1.2m||£1.1m|
Fire budget breakdown
|Fire budget breakdown||2018/19||2019/20|
|Control and support staff||£4.3m||£4.3m|
|Supplies and Services||£2.9m||£3.1m|
|Premises and equipment||£2.1m||£2.1m|
|Capital financial charges||£1.9m||£2.1m|
|Total spending plan||£33.3m||£35.2m|
Correspondence with the Police Fire and Crime Panel
- Police Fire and Crime Panel’s correspondence to the Commissioner on the precept 2019-20 dated 7 February 2019
- Commissioners correspondence to the Police Fire and Crime Panel on the Fire Precept 2019/20 dated 12 February 2019
Fire precept consultation results and proposal:
- Decision Notice 01/2019: Fire Precept Proposal 2019/20
- Report of the Chief Finance Officer of the PFCC to the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire – Proposing the 2019-20 Fire Precept
Download the Fire and Police Precept Leaflet 2019/2020
updated 15 March 2019