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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 commencement of the forthcoming financial year 2021/22.


At the budget setting meeting on 19 February 2021, the Authority approved a total net revenue budget of £74,222,000 for 2021/22, funded as shown in the table below.

 

 

£000

Formula Funding Grant

£6,424

Share of Non-Domestic Business Rates

£13,088

District Councils Collection Funds

£54,790

Total

£74,222

 

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

60.00

B

7/9

0.778

70.00

C

8/9

0.889

80.00

D

1

1.000

90.00

E

11/9

1.222

110.00

F

13/9

1.444

130.00

G

15/9

1.667

150.00

H

18/9

2.000

180.00

 

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

 

Spending Plans

2020/21

£m

2021/22

£m

Gross expenditure

85.8
87.1

Income from specific grants, fees and charges

(7.5)
(11.9)

Council tax freeze grant

(1.1)
(1.1)

Central Government funding

(16.9)
(13.0)

Business Rates Retention – Local Authority

(5.6)
(6.3)

Council tax requirement

54.7
54.8

 

Changes in spending

In 2021/22 the spending requirement for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority will be £3.0m less than in 2020/21.  These changes are a result of the following:

 

Classification of spend

Changes to expenditure (£ millions)

Pay increases

0.205

Inescapable commitments

0.151

Budget savings

(0.362)

New investment including development firefighters

0.667

Reserve contribution
0.655
Section 31 grant
(4.370)

Total changes

(3.054)

 

The Authority requires a council tax level of £90.00 for a band D household. This represents an increase of 1.99% compared to the 2020/21 figure.

Revenue Budget

Medium Term Financial Plan 2021-22 (PDF)

Read the Authority's proposed revenue budget for 2021-22 (PDF)

Capital Strategy 2021-26 (PDF)

Reserves Strategy 2020-21 (PDF)

 

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