Financing the Fire and Rescue Authority 2019/20
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 £28.4 million for 2019/20.
The budget the Authority has set for 2019/20 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 2019/20 leaflet.
A copy of our Council Tax information leaflet is available below: