Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential implications the proposed cuts to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will have on the safety of the area that service covers; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (London)

It is the responsibility of each Fire and Rescue Authority to determine the resources required to deliver fire and rescue services to local communities.

In 2019/20, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority will receive £75.6 million in core spending power. This is an increase of 2.6% compared with 2018/19. In addition, at March 2018, the authority held £37.3 million in reserves, equivalent to 50.4% of core spending power

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