Posted: Mon 6th Jan 2020

Updated: Wed 26th Feb

Councils contribution upped by £700,000

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 6th, 2020

North Wales’ six councils will be asked to contribute an extra £700,000 to fund the region’s fire service for 2020/21.
A recent meeting of the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service approved the budget which will see the authorities up their contributions by 2% – meaning an overall budget of £35,941,854.

All six north Wales councils contribute money every year towards the cost of providing fire and rescue services.
How much the county councils contribute depends on how much the authority has estimated it will need to cover its running costs, with 72% or £27.7m of total expenditure being spent on staff –  which assumes a pay award of 2% for all employees.
As a resul Flintshire, which contains 22% of the region’s population, will pay an additional £177,721 which brings their contribution up to £7,968,197.
Wrexham, meanwhile, which has 20% of the population, will pay an extra £96,935, and Gwynedd will contribute an extra £137,376 in line with its population share of 18%.

The report, which was approved by authority members meeting in Conwy, notes: “The planning process has confirmed a net expenditure requirement for
2020/21 of £35.9m which is a year on year increase of 2%.
“The budget proposal for 2020/21 increases contributions from
constituent local authorities by £0.7m.”
 

Authority
2019/2020
Population
Population
2020/2021
Increase in contributions
Increase

 
Contribution
£
 
%
Projected*
£
£
%

Conwy County Borough Council
5,875,914
117,223
17%
6,005,505
129,591
2.21%

Anglesey County Council
3,522,798
70,169
10%
3,592,944
70,146
1.99%

Gwynedd Council
6,226,618
124,426
18%
6,363,994
137,376
2.21%

Denbighshire County Council
4,805,681
95,931
14%
4,898,654
92,973
1.93%

Flintshire County Council
7,790,476
155,442
22%
7,968,197
177,721
2.28%

Wrexham County Borough Council
7,015,625
140,358
20%
7,112,560
96,935
1.38%

Total
35,237,112
703,548
100%
35,941,854
704,742
2.00%

By Gareth Williams – Local Democracy Reporter



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