What we spend

It is a requirement for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority to set a level of revenue budget and council tax before the start of the forthcoming financial year.

At the budget setting meeting on 21 February 2022, the Authority approved a total net revenue budget of £77,289,000 for 2022/23, funded as shown in the table below.

Revenue budget
Item Value
Formula funding grant £6,621,000
Share of non-domestic business rates £13,422,000
District councils collection funds £57,246,000
Total £77,289000

 

It is a legislative requirement that the Authority informs, by 1 March each year, each of the council tax collecting Authorities within Devon and Somerset of the level of council tax for each property valuation band associated with the precepts due for the year in question.

These figures are shown in the table below.
 

Government multiplier
Valuation band Ratio Percentage Council tax
A 6/9 0.667 £61.19
B 7/9 0.778 £71.39
C 8/9 0.889 £81.59
D 1 1.000 £91.79
E 11/9 1.222 £112.19
F 13/9 1.444 £132.59
G 15/9 1.667 £152.98
H 18/9 2.000 £183.58

 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for the governance arrangements for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Spending plans
Spending plans 2021/22 £million 2022/23 £million
Gross expenditure 87.1 89.6
Income from specific grants, fees, and charges (11.9) (11.2)
Council tax freeze grant (1.1) (1.1)
Central government funding (13.0) (17.2)
Business rates retention - local authority (6.3) (2.9)
Council tax requirement (54.8) (57.2)

 

Changes in spending

In 2022/23 the spending requirement for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority will be £3.067m more than in 2021/22.  These changes are a result of the following:

 

Changes in spending
Classification of spend Changes to expenditure £million
Contractual pay and price increases 3.020
Inescapable commitments 0.138
Budget savings (0.641)
New investment including development firefighters 3.947
Reserve contribution (3.699)
Section 31 grant 1.139
Revenue contribution to capital (0.837)
Total changes (3.067)

 

The Authority requires a council tax level of £91.79 for a Band D household. This represents an increase of 1.99% compared to the 2021/22 figure.

Medium Term Financial Plan 2022 - 2023

Medium Term Financial Plan 2022 - 2023 (open document format)

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Medium Term Financial Plan 2022 - 2023

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Capital Strategy 2022-2027

Capital Strategy 2022-2027 (open document format)

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Capital Strategy 2022-2027

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Proposed revenue budget 2022-2023

Proposed revenue budget 2022-2023 (PDF)

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Reserves Strategy 2021-2022

Reserves Strategy 2021-2022 (open document format)

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Reserves Strategy 2021-2022

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Source URL: https://www.dsfire.gov.uk/about-us/what-we-spend

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