Fire Authority to consider Council Tax precept rise

The fire service’s governing Fire Authority will decide whether to increase its portion of Council Tax by 2.97% next year, at its budget setting meeting this month.

Current indications are that South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue will lose around £700,000 in its Government funding in 2018/19, when compared with 2017/18.

Householders in Band D currently pay £68.96 per year for their Fire and Rescue Service, around £1.33 per week. The decision to increase council tax would raise around £714,000 in annual funding for the fire service- the equivalent of around 20 firefighters.

Fire Authority Members will make their decision on Council Tax at the fire and rescue authority meeting on Monday 19 February.

This content was last updated on February 09th, 2018