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 2013/14

ItemCost

£m

Fire safety

3.8

Operational fire fighting and rescue

57.5

Training and human resources

11.2

Support services

12.8

Contingency for pay and inflation

1.4

Totals

86.7


How is the Service paid for?

Source of FundingAmount

£m

Grants from central government

54.2

Council tax precept

33.5

Use of balances

-1.0

Totals

86.7

Cost of the fire service to the average household in West Yorkshire (Council tax band D) = £52.41