Members of the public are being invited to have their say on what the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) council tax precept should be for 2017-18. The aim of the consultation is to gain an understanding as to the public’s preferred level of the precept- 1.97% or no increase.
Current indications are that SYFR will lose around £2 million in its Government funding in 2017/18, when compared with 2016/17.
Householders in Band D currently pay £67.33 per year for their Fire and Rescue Service, around £1.29 per week. The decision to increase council tax would raise around £441,000 in annual funding for the fire service.
Fire Authority Members will make their decision on Council Tax at the fire and rescue authority meeting on Monday 13 February.
To share your views, please fill in the short survey below. The survey closes on 31 January.