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Our budget and your council tax

At the Fire and Rescue Authority meeting on 9 February 2023 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved the level of Council Tax for the year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. The Authority agreed to set a £5 increase in council tax with a budget of £44.9m for 2023/24.

Budget and Council Tax 2023/2024

The table below shows the council tax bandings and council tax levels.
Council Tax Band Valuation Council Tax 2023/2024
A £0 - £40,000


B £40,001 - £52,000


C £52,001 - £68,000


D £68,001 - £88,000


E £88,001 - £120,000


F £120,001 - £160,000


G £160,001 - £320,000


H £320,001 or above


*illustrated above 1991 Valuations used by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)

Our Budget Requirement and Funding

The Settlement Funding Assessment for 2023/24 is £14.2m, which is £0.8m higher than the 2022/23 allocation. In arriving at a base budget, the Service has secured ongoing savings of £1.8m.

Budget Requirement Comparison for year 2022 through 2023 and year 2023 through 2024
Expense Details Amount in millions of pounds
for 2022 through 2023 (Original Budget)
Amount in millions of pounds
for 2023 through 2024*
Gross expenditure for services



Contribution from reserves



Income (to be subtracted from sum)



Total Budget Requirement



*Due to the timing of the Fire Authority meeting, Fire Authority approval of the 2023/24 Revenue Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan was based on estimates for Council Tax and NNDR. An updated position will be reported to Fire Authority Members for approval in March 2023.

The Fire and Rescue Service continues to provide a responsive, cost effective and high performing service to our communities. The Service has secured on-going savings in the region of £15m as part of a concerted and timely approach to address the impact of funding reductions and other challenges, such as heightened economic volatility and uncertainty, changing pensions legislation and pressures, inflation, and of course the coronavirus pandemic.

Contact the Chief Fire Officer on:
Tel: 01773 305305
Address: Derbyshire Fire Authority, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3RS