South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
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What we spend and how we spend it

Summary of revenue budget estimates and capital expenditure plans

Funding is provided directly by the Government as Revenue Support Grant and Business Rates. The remainder is raised via the precept which forms part of the council tax bills issued by the District Councils. The Authority only sets its budget after taking account of the Government’s regulations on capping, the reserves it has available and any income that it generates.

For 2020/21 the Authority has a budget of £54.8m agreed at the 10 February 2020 meeting, including a Council Tax increase of 1.99% for 2020/21.

The budget was set against a total funding allocation of £55.3m – a balanced budget position with a budget surplus of £0.5m.

The Authority agreed to retain a minimum general Reserve of £5m (including operational contingency).

Planned budget spending                                       Planned budget funding

Subject                                   £m                              Subject                                   £m
Operational Staff                   34.7                             Local Taxpayers                    26.9
Support Staff                          8.1                              Revenue Support Grant        8.4
Indirect Staff costs                1.9                               Business Rates                      16.2
Transport                              1.0                               Other Income                         3.8
Premises                                3.2                              Reserves                                0.0
Supplies & Services               4.5                               Total                                     55.3
Capital Financing Costs        2.7
Income                                   -1.3                              Estimated budget surplus    0.5
Total                                     54.8

Budget settlement, financial revenue spending including Capital expenditure programme and budget monitoring are presented to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority meetings .

Annual Statement of Accounts

Statement of Accounts

Financial Audit Reports

Internal Audit Charter and Annual Reports
External Audit Letters, ISA260 and Annual Reports

Audit plans and reports are presented to the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority Audit and Governance Committee meetings

Staff pay and grading structure

Statement of Accounts includes details of senior officers with a pro-rata salary of more than £50,000.

Pay Policy Statements Sections 38 to 43 of the Localism Act 2011, details of pay, including remuneration, performance related pay, bonuses and any other allowances of senior staff (‘chief officers’) and the lowest paid employees and the relationships between them.

Annual Equality Report and Workforce Profile

Expenses paid to or incurred by members of the Authority and Senior Officers

Register of Members Claims

Register of Principal Officer Claims

Procurement Procedures

How to do business with us includes information about general conditions of contract and our Procurement Strategy 2018-20.

Contract Standing Orders (Constitution Part 5e) defines procedures for written quotations and competitive tenders from suppliers for the provision of supplies, services and works.

List of Contracts and Values

Spending over £500 invoices, credit notes and grants paid

Contracts-Register contracts valued over £5,000

Current Tenders – Yortender quotation and tender opportunities

Internal Financial Regulations and Delegated Authority

Scheme of Delegation to Officers (Constitution Part 3)

Financial Regulations (Constitution Part 5c)

Financial Procedures (Our Constitution Part 5d)

This content was last updated on October 14th, 2020