Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Your ﬁre and rescue service
Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) protects the communities of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
In 2019 – 2020 this service will cost Band D council tax payers £73.48 which is an increase of 2.99%. We continue to provide this vital service to keep you and your family safe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at cost of around 10p a day for each of the 1.1 million people who live in our area.
Where does each pound go?
Avon Fire Authority has set its net budget for 2019/20 at £43.072 million. This represents a council tax level of £73.48 a year for a Band D property, an increase of 2.99%.
The Government’s funding assessment for Avon Fire Authority has been cut by £0.507m (3.13%) to £15.704m for 2019/20. The impact of this is that the funding provided by Central Government is
reduced by £0.481m (4.16%) to £11.072 m
|Total fire expenditure||44.732||48.622|
|Net budget before use of reserves||42.410||43.722|
|Use of reserves||-0.567||-0.650|
|Central government funding|
|Revenue Support Grant||5.670||5.434|
|Business rate – top-up||5.883||5.638|
|Locally retained business rates||4.658||4.632|
|Net collection fund surplus||-0.110||0.246|
The main changes in spending from 2018/19 to 2019/20 are shown below:
|Main changes in net expenditure||£m|
|Use of reserves||0.164|
This year savings totalling around £0.359 million have been identiﬁed in the following areas
|Supplies and services||-0.178|
The capital programme for 2019/20, excluding any capital expenditure within the 2018/19 capital programme that may be delayed or slipped into 2019/20, is shown below:
|2018/19 (£m)||2019/20 (£m)|
|Premises – General||0.000||0.500|
|Premises – Rationalisation project||0.000||3.000|
|Vehicles and equipment||1.508||1.500|
|IT and communications||0.200||0.800|
For further information please contact: Avon Fire & Rescue Service,
Address: Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Bristol, BS20 8JJ
Telephone: 0117 926 2061