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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Question for Home Office

UIN 171296, tabled on 6 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of (a) financial and (b) other support to Merseyside Fire Service.

Answered on

11 September 2018

Fire and rescue services have the resources they need to do their important work. Overall fire and rescue authorities will receive around £2.3 billion in 2018/19.

In 2018/19, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority will receive £60.1 million in core spending power. This is an increase of 0.9% compared with 2017/18. In addition, at March 2017, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority held £31.9 million in reserves, equivalent to 53.5% of core spending power.

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