Financing the Fire and Rescue Authority 2018/19
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 £28.5 million for 2018/19. This represents an increase of £0.7 million on the 2018/19 budget. The increase is mainly due to the effects of pay awards and general inflation.
The budget the Authority has set for 2018/19 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: