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Budget, accounts and regulations...
We aspire to be the best fire and rescue service in the Country.
There is a diverse range of risks within Hampshire and we have identified a number of areas we see as a priority in the coming years.
By achieving these priorities we will be a stronger organisation which will help us make life safer.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority will freeze its part of council tax again this year, keeping it at the same level for the third year running. It will remain one of the lowest fire and rescue service rates in England.
The freeze has been possible despite substantial cuts to our general Government funding. This is because we took early action, successfully making savings of £2 million over last year, and we are planning further savings of £4 million over the next two years. We also constantly review how our services are delivered to make them more efficient.
Over 75% of our budget is spent on employing staff - our most valuable resource. The remainder is spent on essential supplies and services, transport, property and information and communications technology, as well as funding our capital programmes.
The budget for 2013/14 is £67.5 million. This is 4.3% less than the equivalent budget last year.
|Which is funded by:|
|Government funding including business rates||31,062||31,790|
|Surplus on collection fund||253||193|
|Balance from Council tax (1)||39,153||35,490|
(1) Council tax has been frozen but the total amount we will receive from it will reduce in 2013/14 due to Government changes to the Council Tax benefit system.
The table below shows you exactly how much you will pay for your fire and rescue service in 2013/14. These costs are the same as you have paid for the previous two years.
This information is about the portion of your council tax which goes to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority. Your council tax bill also includes amounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Hampshire County Council, your local district or borough council and, in many areas, a parish or town council.
For more details about Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority's budget please visit our website: www.hantsfire.gov.uk/budget.
For questions about our budget contact:
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Telephone: 023 8062 6867
Please contact your district council if you have any queries about your council tax bill or council tax benefit.