One of the ways we are funded is through council tax from the residents of Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
The money provided helps us respond effectively to the risks across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, respond to incidents and help keep our communities safe.
We make sure we spend our budget efficiently and plan for the future to give the best value for money for our residents.
Nearly 70% 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.
We also continue to make savings, more than £1m over a two year programme.
Though Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Authority has increased its council tax by £5 for 2023-24, it remains one of the lowest fire and rescue service rates in England.
Which is funded by
|Government funding including business rates||34,054||35,908|
|One off draw from reserves||0||264|
|Surplus on collection fund||0||334|
|Balance from Council tax||53,396||57,425|
The information below shows you exactly how much you will pay for your fire and rescue service in 2022-23, 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, as well as your unitary authority or upper tier and district / borough and, in many areas, parish or town council.
Please contact your district council if you have any queries about your council tax bill or council tax benefit.