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At its meeting on Monday 10 February 2020, the Fire Authority discussed whether to increase the Council Tax precept for the year 2020-2021.

The Fire Authority ran a public consultation throughout January and out of the 2,003 respondents, 1,682 people indicated that they would be prepared to pay more for their fire service.

Following a debate at Monday’s meeting, there was unanimous Fire Authority support for an increase and a decision was made to raise the precept for 2020-2021 by 1.99%.

For more information about the Council Tax precept, please click here.

The following table shows how the increase will impact on households: