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Council Tax 2019/20

Council Tax 2019/20

Guide to Council Tax 2019/20

Kent Fire and Rescue Service – there when you need us

For just £1.50 a week (for a Band D property) Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) provides you and your family with an around-the-clock, 365 days a year emergency service.

We not only fight fires, but we also deal with a huge range of other emergencies such as road traffic collisions and floods, whilst also supporting the South East Coast Ambulance Service with an attendance at some emergency medical responses. We also work hard to help you stay safe at home, on the road, and in your business or place of work.

Where do we get the money to fund the service? £000s

A pie chart with key showing the breakdown of Kent Fire and Rescue Service funding
A pie chart with key showing the breakdown of Kent Fire and Rescue Service funding, in percentages and £000s
Where do we get the money to fund the service?
Source  Percentage Amount £000s
 Council Tax 70%  £49,591
 Business rates top-up grant 12%  £8,378
 Retained business rate share 9%  £6,463
 Revenue support grant 9%  £6,319
 Total  100%  £70,751

The Authority seeks to manage its resources to deliver an efficient and effective service to the people of Kent and Medway. Savings are made wherever possible to do so, and these have been in areas such as supporting new ways of working at stations and getting better value for money on a number of non-pay areas of the budget.

Council Tax

The information below details the amount of your Council Tax in 2019/20 (compared to 18/19), that we will receive to help us deliver all of our services:

Band A property

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Council Tax Band A
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band A properties
 Property band A
 Proportion of Band D 6/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £50.34
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £51.84

Band B property

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Council Tax Band B
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band B properties
 Property band B
 Proportion of Band D 7/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £58.73
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £60.48

Band C property

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Council Tax Band C
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band C properties
 Property band C
 Proportion of Band D 8/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £67.12
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £69.12

Band D property

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Council Tax Band D
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band D properties
 Property band D
 Proportion of Band D 9/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £75.51
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £77.76

Band E property

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Council Tax Band E
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band E properties
 Property band E
 Proportion of Band D 11/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £92.29
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £95.04

Band F property

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Council Tax Band F
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band F properties
 Property band F
 Proportion of Band D 13/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £109.07
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £112.32

Band G property

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Council Tax Band G
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band G properties
 Property band G
 Proportion of Band D 15/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £125.85
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £129.60

Band H property

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Council Tax Band H
Council Tax band charges for 2019/20 compared to 2018/19 for Band H properties
 Property band H
 Proportion of Band D 18/9
 Council Tax charges 2018/19 £151.02
 Council Tax charges 2019/20 £155.52

Where your money goes

Employee and pension-related costs account for 80 per cent of the Authority’s day to day budget. Wherever possible we will strive to make savings by reviewing our ways of working to ensure that services are delivered in the most efficient and effective manner.

Day-to-day spend £000s

Bar chart showing revenue budget expenditure and income for 2019/20 by Kent Fire and Rescue Service
Bar chart showing revenue budget expenditure and income for 2019/20 by Kent Fire and Rescue Service
2019/20 Revenue budget expenditure and income - £70,751K
   Employee pay costs Premises costs  Transport costs  Supplies and services  Capital financing  Transfer to reserves  Income 
 £000s  £59,911  £4,880  £2,265  £10,585  £8,526  -£6,824  -£8,592

Capital spend

There has also been significant investment in new buildings and operational equipment to help us improve our service delivery and the outcome to our customers. The capital programme has, over the last few years, funded the building of three new fire stations, the Road Safety Experience and enabled us to have a rolling programme of replacing our vehicles and improving our operational equipment.

Find out more about the new fire station at Ramsgate.

Want to know more?

If you want to find out more about the Authority’s plans and finances, information can be found at the links below:

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