Members of the public are being invited to have their say on what the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service council tax precept should be for 2022-2023.
Residents in North and North East Lincolnshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston Upon Hull are being asked if they are prepared to pay an extra 1.99% for their Fire and Rescue Service, which is 15p per month extra on a Band D property. Some residents may pay less, and any increase won’t be more than 29p per month for the highest rated properties.
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 at a lower cost. If the council tax precept is not increased, reductions to the services provided will have to be made.
Information about the options, the impact on council tax bands and an online survey are available on the Service’s website at humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/consultation-area
Consultation closes at 12 noon on Friday 21 January 2022.