Council Tax 2019/2020

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 our money comes from

This chart shows the amount of money coming from various sources to Kent Fire and Rescue Service: 69% from the Council Tax, 22% from business rates and 9% from the government (revenue support grant).


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:


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.


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.