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Our Budget and Your Council Tax

Budget and Council Tax 2018/2019

At the Fire and Rescue Authority meeting on 15th February 2018 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved the level of Council Tax for the year 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. The Authority agreed to set a 2.98% increase in council tax with a budget of £37.7m for 2018/2019.

The table below shows the council tax bands and council tax levels.
Council Tax BandValuationCouncil Tax 2018/2019
A £0 - £40,000 £49.83
B £40,000 - £52,000 £58.13
C £52,001 - £68,000 £66.44
D £68,001 - £88,000 £74.74
E £88,001 - £120,000 £91.35
F £120,001 - £160,000 £107.96
G £160,001 - £320,000 £124.57
H £320,001 or above £149.48

Our Budget Requirement and Funding

The Settlement Funding Assessment for 2018/2019 is £13.4m, a reduction of £0.6m (4.2%) compared to the 2017/2018 allocation of £13.99m.

Budget Requirement Comparison for
year 2017 through 2018 and year 2018 through 2019
Expense DetailsAmount in millions of pounds for 2017 through 2018Amount in millions of pounds for 2018 through 2019
Gross expenditure for services 37.4 37.9
Contribution to reserves 0.6 0.4
Income (To be subtracted from sum) 0.9 0.6
Total Budget Requirement 37.1 37.7
Funding Comparison for financial years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019
Funding DetailsAmount in millions of pounds for 2017 through 2018Amount in millions of pounds for 2018 through 2019
Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates 14.6 14.4
Collection Fund Surplus 0.2 0.2
Council Tax 22.3 23.1
Total Funding 37.1 37.7

The Service experienced funding reductions in its Revenue Support Grant of £4.8m (24.4%) over the period of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2010. The Service experienced further funding reductions of £1.6m in 2015/2016, £1.25m in 2016/2017, and £1.52m in 2017/2018. The Service has already secured on-going savings in the region of £9.1m as part of a concerted and timely approach to address the impact of funding reductions, and would otherwise be facing a deficit of around £10m in year 2019/2020.

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