Financing the Fire and Rescue Authority 2017/18
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 40% 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 £27.8 million for 2017/18. This represents a decrease of £0.8 million on the 2016/17 budget. The decrease is mainly due to the ongoing implementation of efficiency initiatives across the Service through the Service Transformation Programme.
The budget the Authority has set for 2017/18 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 2017/18 leaflet.
A copy of our Council Tax information leaflet is available below: