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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 2019/20

Item Cost
£m
Service Delivery 54.919
Service Support 15.953
Employment Services 7.699
Legal, Governance and Finance 6.245
Contingency for pay and inflation 0.361
Totals 85.147

 

 

 

How is the Service paid for?

Source of Funding Amount
£m
Grants from central government 34.802
Council tax precept 42.157
Local business rates 8.184
Revenue Balances 0.004
Totals 85.147

 

Cost of the fire service to a council tax band D household in West Yorkshire is £64.59 per year.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Reserves Strategy