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.
Though Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority has increased its council tax by 1.99% for 2020-21, it remains one of the lowest fire and rescue service rates in England.
Despite substantial cuts to our Government funding, we took early action, successfully making savings of £10.2 million through our efficiencies programme. We are constantly reviewing how our services are delivered to make them more efficient.
More than 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.
Which is funded by
|Government funding including business rates||24,425||32,148|
|Surplus on collection fund||195||(230)|
|Balance from Council tax||44,492||49,160|
The information below shows you exactly how much you will pay for your fire and rescue service in 2020-21, broken down by council tax band.
This information is about the portion of your council tax which goes to Hampshire & Isle of Wight 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.
Please contact your district council if you have any queries about your council tax bill or council tax benefit.