Avon Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Avon Fire Authority on the funding for Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Home Office Ministers regularly engage with fire and rescue authorities on a number of issues. In 2018/19 Avon Fire Authority will have a core spending power of £42.4m, an increase of 1.6% (£0.6m) compared with 2017/18.

At March 2017, Avon Fire Authority held £9m in reserves, an increase of £2.3m (34%) compared with March 2011.

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