RESIDENTS across Greater Manchester will pay more Council Tax to support the county’s fire and rescue service – but only 78p A YEAR for most people.
Members of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority (GMFRA) agreed a 1.99 per cent rise in their part of the Council Tax at a meeting this morning (Thursday, February 16).
But the increase, which will be listed as the fire and rescue service ‘precept’ on household bills, equates to just 78p extra for the whole year on a Band A property and £1.17 extra for the year on a Band D home.
The Service is the second largest fire and rescue service in England, looking after around 2.7 million people across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
It provides emergency response through 41 fire stations and an operational crew of around 1,300 uniformed officers working a 24/7 shift pattern on four watches.
In 2016, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service:
- Raced to almost 11,000 fires – arriving in minutes of...
Continues, Read More...