Where the money was spent in 2020-21

Summary of our expenditure for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Figures have been rounded up to the nearest £0.1m (£100,000). For full details of exact amounts, please see the full statement of accounts.

Nearly 84% of the £71m spent during the year related to employee expenses. The remainder was spent on non-pay related costs which are required to support the effective running of the organisation.


Operational response – this money paid for:

  • Firefighting and rescue services
  • Fire and rescue control centre (FRCC)

Customer and business safety – this money paid for:

  • Business safety
  • Building safety
  • Community safety

Operational policy and resilience – this money paid for:

  • Operational pre-planning
  • Emergency planning
  • Technical rescue
  • New dimension activity
  • Eurotunnel and other Channel Tunnel related activity

Organisational support – this money paid for:

  • Corporate management and business support
  • Human resources and training
  • Policy and performance
  • Communications and marketing
  • Member allowances and support
  • Property and procurement
  • Information technology
  • Engineering and transport
  • Finance and insurance

Pensions, financing, and other costs – this money paid for:

  • Pension costs
  • Cost of capital charges
  • Borrowing costs
  • Infrastructure funding