Where we got our money from in 2021-22

The fire authority gets money from three main sources: Council Tax, business rates and grants from government.

We have to make sure that when we set the budget for the year, we can afford to pay for the services we offer and provide.  This includes any plans we make where we need to include longer-term commitments.  A fire authority needs to balance its budget, and setting council tax is an important part of this process.

Our total funding is £71.5m and we spend this on providing support and services to our local population, estimated at 1,581,600.


What is the revenue support grant?

This is a central government grant given to local authorities to finance expenditure on a service such as ours.

What are business rates?

This is the authority’s share of business rates (officially known as national non-domestic rates or NNDR) collected by Medway Council unitary authority and by district councils.