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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.

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Where does each pound go?

Where does each pound go? (Avon Fire Authority)

 

 

Annual budget

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

 

Spending plans

2018/19 (£m)

2019/20

(£m)

Total fire expenditure 44.732 48.622
Income -2.322 -4.900
Net budget before use of reserves 42.410 43.722
Use of reserves -0.567 -0.650
Net budget 41.843 43.072
Central government funding
Revenue Support Grant 5.670 5.434
Business rate – top-up 5.883 5.638
Local funding
Locally retained business rates 4.658 4.632
Net collection fund surplus -0.110 0.246
Council tax 25.742 27.122
Total 41.843 43.072

The main changes in spending from 2018/19 to 2019/20 are shown below:

Main changes in net expenditure £m
2018/19 budget 41.843
Inflationary pressures 1.026
Other 0.398
Use of reserves 0.164
Savings -0.359
2018/19 budget 43.072

Savings

This year savings totalling around £0.359 million have been identified in the following areas

Savings 2019/20 (£m)
Employees -0.092
Running costs Premises -0.089
Transport 0.000
Supplies and services -0.178
Other 0.000
Total -0.359

Capital requirements

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
Total 1.708 5.800

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
Website: www.avonfire.gov.uk