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What Does The Service Cost?

In common with other public services, the fire service is facing major cuts in funding over the next four years which will result in major changes in the way the service is provided. It is likely therefore, that the cost of the service will reduce significantly over the period covered by the service plan.

The tables below highlight the current costs for providing the service and where that money comes from.

Current Budget 2018/19

Item Cost
Service Delivery 54.069
Service Support 17.306
Employment Services 7.677
Legal, Governance and Finance 1.999
Contingency for pay and inflation 0.861
Totals 81.912




How is the Service paid for?

Source of Funding Amount
Grants from central government 31.418
Council tax precept 40.821
Local business rates 7.673
Revenue Balances 2.000
Totals 81.912


Cost of the fire service to a council tax band D household in West Yorkshire is £62.72 per year.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Reserves Strategy