Council tax: how much your fire service costs

Council tax: how much your fire service costs

Council tax information - 2020-21

Aspiring to be the best

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.

Providing good value for money

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. 

Our budget for 2019-20


 Budget requirement
 Which is funded by
 Government funding including business rates
 Surplus on collection fund 
 Balance from Council tax 

The cost to you

The table below shows you exactly how much you will pay for your fire and rescue service in 2020-21. 


 Band A
 Band B
 Band C
 Band D
 Band E
 Band F
 Band G
 Band H

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.

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