Wiltshire and Swindon Combined Fire Authority has agreed to increase its band D fire precept by 1.98% for the coming year.
At a meeting today (12 February), members adopted a net revenue budget of £24,606,900 for 2015/16 – which includes a £357,300 contribution from general reserves. This represents a 0.8% reduction in budget from 2014/15.
This 1.98% increase means that the payment for the Fire & Rescue Service by an average band D household in Wiltshire and Swindon will rise to £64.88 – an increase of £1.26 for the year.
The fire precept equates to a weekly cost of £1.25 to Band D homes to provide Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service