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Council Tax Consultation 2021-22

This consultation is now closed. The consultation closed at 5pm on 1 February 2021.

Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) is consulting Royal Berkshire residents and staff on our funding through council tax for the next financial year.

Please click here to complete the online survey.

We think Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service provides excellent value to the residents of Royal Berkshire. The average band D householder pays just £67.60 per year. Therefore, we think a small increase of £1.35 per year remains excellent value for money. You can read more about our budget in a letter from Councillor Colin Dudley, Chairman of Royal Berkshire Fire Authority. 

Where your money is spent

1. We educate people on how to prevent fires and other emergencies, and what to do when they happen.

2. We ensure appropriate fire safety standards in buildings.    

3. We ensure a swift and effective response when called to emergencies.

Help us plan for the future

We are determined to continue to provide a safe and efficient service, whilst meeting changing local needs and balancing the budget. We believe that the plans we have put in place over the last few years have provided a good foundation to meet that challenge.

In order for us to carry out those plans, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue is asking for an increase of 1.99% in Council Tax, which represents an annual increase of £1.35 for a band D household for the coming year.

Have your say

We are encouraging anyone that lives, works or travels in Royal Berkshire to have your say in our survey, which is available until 5pm on 1 February 2021. 

Further information can be found in our Corporate Plan and Integrated Risk Management Plan 2019-2023, which was approved by Fire Authority Members in November 2018. 

If you have any questions, or wish to submit comments, please email