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Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) aims to contribute to securing a safe society by reducing the incidence of death, injury and damage to property from fire and other emergencies.

1. Local Financial Transparency

RBFRS is committed to providing greater openness and financial transparency through the publication of payments to external bodies and suppliers above 500. The amounts shown exclude VAT and the expense type is included to indicate the type of goods or services purchased. The data is published on a monthly basis.

Payments Over 500
This data is published in two formats; portable document file (PDF) and comma separated values (CSV). Links to them can be located under the year headings listed below.
PDF documents:
2015
APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
2014
DEC »  NOV »  OCT
SEP »  AUG »  JUL
JUN »  MAY »  APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
2013

DEC »  NOV »  OCT
SEP »  AUG »  JUL
JUN »  MAY »  APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
2012

DEC »  NOV »  OCT
SEP »  AUG »  JUL
JUN »  MAY »  APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
CSV documents:
2015
APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
2014
DEC »  NOV »  OCT
SEP »  AUG »  JUL
JUN »  MAY »  APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
2013

DEC »  NOV »  OCT
SEP »  AUG »  JUL
JUN »  MAY »  APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN
2012

DEC »  NOV »  OCT
SEP »  AUG »  JUL
JUN »  MAY »  APR
MAR »  FEB »  JAN

Procurement Card Transactions
2015 (PDF format)
JAN-MAR » 

2014 (PDF format)
OCT-DEC »  JUL-SEP

RBFRS Buildings
RBFRS Buildings DataXLS

Local Government Transparency Code 2014
Section 26
Local authorities must publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds 5,000. For each invitation, the following details must be published:
  • reference number
  • title
  • description of the goods and/or services sought
  • start, end and review dates
  • local authority department responsible
Note: For RBFRS this section has a zero return.

Section 27
Local authorities must also publish details of any contract commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds 5,000. For each contract, the following details must be published:
  • reference number
  • title of agreement
  • local authority department responsible
  • description of the goods and/or services being provided
  • supplier name and details
  • sum to be paid over the length of the contract or the estimated anual spending or budget for the contract
  • Value Added Tax that cannot be recovered
  • start, end and review dates
  • whether or not the contract was the result of an invitation to quote or a published invitation to tender
  • whether or not the supplier is a small or medium sized enterprise and/or a voluntary or community sector organisation and where it is, provide the relevant registration number
2. Governance (Transparency)
3. Members Allowances (Transparency)

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) - Members Allowances 2013-17

Member Allowances
4. Staffing Transparency

View: Fire Authority Pay Policy Statement 2015-16

Table displaying number of personnel and posts for salary bands above 50,000. (* Total salary including benefits and allowances).

Salary Bracket* Post No. of Employees
140,001 - 145,000 CFO 1
135,001 - 140,000 - -
130,000 - 135,000 - -
125,001 - 130,000 - -
120,001 - 125,000 - -
115,001 - 120,000 - -
110,001 - 115,000 DCFO 1
105,001 - 110,000 - -
100,001 - 105,000 ACFO 1
95,001 - 100,000 - -
90,001 - 95,000 - -
85,001 - 90,000 Director of Resources 1
80,001 - 85,000 - -
75,001 - 80,000 Clerk and Monitoring Officer 1
70,001 - 75,000 - -
65,001 - 70,000 Area Manager 3
60,001 - 65,000 Group Manager 5
55,001 - 60,000 Group Manager 5
50,001 - 55,000 Station Manager 18
50,001 - 55,000 IT Comms Officer 1
50,001 - 55,000 Senior Accountant 1
5. Trade Union facility time Transparency

Table displaying trade union information.

Criteria Value
Total number of staff who are union representatives 22
Total number of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties 0
Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority FBU (Fire Brigades Union) represented, we recognise UNISON (UK's biggest public service union) and we have members of the RFU (Retained Firefighter Union)
A basic estimate of spending on unions represented in the local authority 2940.60 (between April December 2014)
A basic estimate of spending on unions Other than time allowed for Union activity there are no other direct associated costs
Basic estimate of spending on unions as a total pay bill Less than 0.1% (between April December 2014)
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PDF - Portable document files
The PDF format is the easiest format in which to read the data, but it does not allow the data to be analysed or sorted. If you wish to do this, then you should use the CSV format, which allows you to put the data into a spreadsheet.

CSV - Comma separated values
Note that the CSV format uses a standard column width, so not all entries may be intially completely visible (e.g. to adjust this, select all columns and use the format autofit column selection option in MS Excel). To save the file to enable you to adjust it 'right-click' the link and select the option 'save target as'.