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Our budget and your council tax

At the Fire and Rescue Authority meeting on 14th February 2019 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved the level of Council Tax for the year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. The Authority agreed to set a 1.98% increase in council tax with a budget of £37.9m for 2019/2020.

Budget and Council Tax 2019/2020

The table below shows the council tax bandings and council tax levels.
Council Tax Band Valuation Council Tax 2019/2020
A £0 - £40,000 £50.81
B £40,000 - £52,000 £59.28
C £52,001 - £68,000 £67.75
D £68,001 - £88,000 £76.22
E £88,001 - £120,000 £93.16
F £120,001 - £160,000 £110.10
G £160,001 - £320,000 £127.03
H £320,001 or above £152.44

Our Budget Requirement and Funding

The Settlement Funding Assessment for 2019/2020 is £13.0m, a reduction of £0.4m (2.9%) compared to the 2018/2019 allocation of £13.4m.

Budget Requirement Comparison for year 2018 through 2019 and year 2019 through 2020
Expense Details Amount in millions of pounds for 2018 through 2019* Amount in millions of pounds for 2019 through 2020
Gross expenditure for services 37.9 40.2
Contribution from reserves 0.4 0.8
Income (To be subtracted from sum) 0.6 3.1
Total Budget Requirement 37.7 37.9

*Original Budget

Funding Comparison for financial years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020
Funding Details Amount in millions of pounds for 2018 through 2019* Amount in millions of pounds for 2019 through 2020
Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates 14.4 13.5
Collection Fund Surplus 0.2 0.1
Council Tax 23.1 24.1
Additional Contribution from Reserves to Balance Budget   0.2
Total Funding 37.7 37.9

*Original Budget

The Service has experienced significant funding reductions in its Revenue Support Grant over the period 2011/2012 to 2019/2020. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has secured on-going savings in the region of £11m as part of a concerted and timely approach to address the impact of funding reductions.