Humberside Fire & Rescue Service consult on their precept level for 2016-17

Humberside Fire Service
Humberside Fire Service

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on what the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service council tax precept should be for 2016-17.

The aim of the consultation is to gain an understanding as to the public’s preferred level of the precept; 1.9 per cent or no increase.

Humberside Fire Authority provides a fire and rescue service to the communities of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire - a population of more than 900,000 people.

As with most public sector organisations, Humberside Fire Authority is facing significant financial challenges over the next few years and it must continue to work hard to ensure that it can continue to deliver a high level of service at a lower cost.

There are two main sources of funding that the Authority relies on to deliver its services to the community: the precept, which is the element of council tax raised locally, and grant funding from central government.

The final precept recommendation will be considered by Humberside Fire Authority in February.

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday January 8, 2016.

​Information about the options, the impact on council tax bands and an online survey are available on the service website.