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Our budget and your council tax

At the Fire and Rescue Authority meeting on 11 February 2021 Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority approved the level of Council Tax for the year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. The Authority agreed to set a 1.98% increase in council tax with a budget of £39.5m for 2021/2022.

Budget and Council Tax 2021/2022

The table below shows the council tax bandings and council tax levels.
Council Tax Band Valuation Council Tax 2021/2022
A £0 - £40,000

£52.85

B £40,000 - £52,000

£61.65

C £52,001 - £68,000

£70.46

D £68,001 - £88,000

£79.27

E £88,001 - £120,000

£96.89

F £120,001 - £160,000

£114.50

G £160,001 - £320,000

£132.12

H £320,001 or above

£158.54

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

Our Budget Requirement and Funding

The Settlement Funding Assessment for 2021/2022 is £13.2m, which is the same as the 2020/2021 allocation. In arriving at a base budget the Service has secured savings of £1.5m.

Budget Requirement Comparison for year 2020 through 2021 and year 2021 through 2022
Expense Details Amount in millions of pounds for 2020 through 2021 (Original Budget) Amount in millions of pounds for 2021 through 2022*
Gross expenditure for services

43.2

43.5

Contribution from reserves

 0.8

 0.2

Income (To be subtracted from sum)

 4.1

 4.2

Total Budget Requirement

39.9

39.5

*A number of Council Tax and NNDR notifications were outstanding from the Billing Authorities at the time of Fire Authority approval of the 2021/2022 Revenue Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan. 

The Service 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 £13m as part of a concerted and timely approach to address the impact of funding reductions.

For further information please follow the link below
https://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/about-us-our-vision/what-we-spend-and-how-we-spend-it/our-budget-and-your-council-tax

Contact the Chief Fire Officer on:
Email: enquiries@derbys-fire.gov.uk
Tel: 01773 305305
Address: Derbyshire Fire Authority, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3R