We're asking residents to have their say on whether they are prepared to pay an extra 1.99%, which is 15p per month extra on a Band D property for their Fire and Rescue Service, as part of its council tax precept for 2022-2023.
Residents may pay less, and any increase won’t be more than 29p per month for the highest rated properties in the Humber region.
There are two main sources of funding that Humberside Fire 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.
Information about the options, the impact on council tax bands and an online survey are available on our consultation page, click here to open.
Consultation closes at 12 noon on Friday 21 January 2022.
As with most public sector organisations, Humberside Fire Authority continues to face 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. If the council tax precept is not increased reductions to the services provided will have to be made.
The 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.
The final precept recommendation will be considered by Humberside Fire Authority at its meeting on 11 February 2022.