Fire service tax freeze

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Residents will not pay any more towards their fire service this year after Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority (CPFA) agreed to freeze its council tax precept for 2014/15.

The decision was unanimously approved by members at Thursday’s Fire Authority meeting (February 13).

Thanks to careful planning, savings of £4.2 million have already been made by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS), therefore the Authority can afford to freeze its portion of council tax and instead, accept an additional grant of £183,000 from the Government. The budget settlement issued to the Authority in December was in line with what was expected and therefore the Service has already implemented changes to make these savings. As a result, no further cuts will need to be made at this time.