Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that future funding settlements for fire and rescue services take account of geographical differences in council tax revenue.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We are reviewing local authorities’ relative needs and resources to take a fresh look at how to fund services, including fire and rescue services, at future funding settlements.

As part of this, the Government believes that it remains important to continue to take account of local authorities’ relative ability to raise resources, including council tax, when allocating funding.

Our December 2018 consultation sets out proposals for measuring local authority need, options for a resources adjustment and principles for potential transition arrangements.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.