About Your Council Tax

Financing the Fire and Rescue Authority 2020/21

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority provides a Fire and Rescue Service to 625,100 residents (Office for National Statistics Mid-Term Figure 2015). The Authority receives approximately 37% of its funding required to deliver the service from Government support and non-domestic rates; the remaining amount is met through Council Tax payments.

The Authority has set its budget for delivery of the Fire and Rescue Service at £29.2 million for 2020/21. 

The budget the Authority has set for 2020/21 requires an increase in council tax.

Further details of how the funding received is spent are included in the Information for Council Tax & Non-Domestic Rate Payers 2020/21 leaflet.

A copy of our Council Tax information leaflet is available below: