What Does The Service Cost?

In common with other public services, the fire service is facing major cuts in funding over the next four years which will result in major changes in the way the service is provided. It is likely therefore, that the cost of the service will reduce significantly over the period covered by the service plan.

The tables below highlight the current costs for providing the service and where that money comes from.

 

Current Budget 2015/16

Item Cost
£m
Service Support 20.51
Service Delivery 57.06
Strategic Development 0.82
Legal, Governance and Finance 2.47
Contingency for pay and inflation 1.00
Contribution to balances 0.29
Totals 82.15

 

How is the Service paid for?

Source of Funding Amount
£m
Grants from central government 38.48
Council tax precept 35.76
Local business rates 7.91
Totals 82.15

Cost of the fire service to the average household in West Yorkshire (Council tax band D) = £58.54