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2020/21 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 2020/21 at £72.69.

This is an increase of 1.99% or £1.42 per year over the 2019/20 level.

Your contribution through your council tax 2020/21

Property Band 2019/20 2020/21 Increase per Annum Increase per Week
A £47.51 £48.46 £0.95 1.8p
B £55.43 £56.54 £1.11 2.1p
C £63.35 £64.61 £1.26 2.4p
D £71.27 £72.69 £1.42 2.7p
E £87.11 £88.84 £1.73 3.3p
F £102.95 £105.00 £2.05 3.9p
G £118.78 £121.15 £2.37 4.5p
H £142.54 £145.38 £2.84 5.4p

Income and expenditure

Funding for the fire service

2019/20 2020/21
Funding from Government £9.0m £9.1m
Council tax precept – your contribution £21.5m £22.2m
Specific grants £3.1m £3.4m
Fees, Charges and Partnerships £0.5m £0.5m
Use of Reserves £1.1m £0.3m
Total funding £35.2m £35.5m

Fire budget breakdown

2019/20 2020/21
Firefighter pay £20.6m £21.0m
Control and support staff £4.3m £4.1m
Supplies and Services £3.1m £3.5m
Premises and equipment £2.1m £2.1m
PFI £1.4m £1.5m
Transport £0.7m £0.8m
Capital financial charges £2.1m £1.9m
Other costs £0.9m £0.6m
Total spending plan £35.2m £35.5m

Precept leaflet

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Correspondence with the Police Fire and Crime Panel

Fire precept consultation results and proposal: