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Efficiency 

 

This information is predominantly publicly available via the website and in public meetings.  The links below will take you directly to the relevant web pages.

For the budget, the link below will direct you to the 2016/17 and 2017/18 revenue budget and capital programme.  The budget aligns with the service provision identified in the Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP).  The CRMP can be viewed here http://www.bedsfire.com/CorporateGovernance/CRMP/Pages/Default.aspx     

Attached to the 2016/17 and 2017/18 budget reports that was presented to the Fire and Rescue Authority to set the 2016/17 and 2017/18 budgets and council tax, are key documents such as the Medium Term Revenue Plan, Savings and Efficiencies plan and the Medium Term Financial Strategy including the use of reserves.

Savings and Efficiency Plan 2016/17

The Savings and Efficiency Plan for 2016/17 was agreed at the Fire and Rescue Authority (FRA) Meeting on 11 February 2016 as part of The 2016-17 Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Report:

The 2016-17 Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Report (.PDF)

Appendix 2 from the Report - Savings and Efficiencies 2016/17 to 2018/19 (.PDF)

Savings and Efficiency Plan 2017/18

The Savings and Efficiency Plan for 2017/18 was agreed at the Fire and Rescue Authority (FRA) Meeting on 9 February 2017 as part of The 2017-18 Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Report:

The 2017-18 Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Report (.PDF)

Appendix 2 from the Report - Savings and Efficiencies 2017/18 to 2020/21 (.PDF)

Use of Reserves

The Authority has been setting aside earmarked reserves for budget setting purposes since 2011/12.  This has and will enable the considered introduction of savings and efficiencies over the medium term when financial constraints become clearer.  These earmarked reserves totalling £5.116m will be utilised over the medium term and this is detailed at the foot of Appendix 1 in the above report. 

Budget Monitoring Reports for 2017/18

Regular Revenue Budget and Capital Monitoring Reports are presented to Corporate Services Policy and Challenge Group:

        Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2017/18 as of 30 April 2017 (.PDF)

        Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2017/18 as of 31 July 2017 (.PDF)

        Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2017/18 as of 31 October 2017 (.PDF)

        Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2017/18 as of 31 December 2017 (.PDF)

 

Budget Monitoring Reports for 2016/17

Regular Revenue Budget and Capital Monitoring Reports are presented to Corporate Services Policy and Challenge Group:

Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2016/17 as at 31 May 2016 (.PDF)

Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2016/17 as at 31 July 2016 (.PDF)

Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2016/17 as at 30 September 2016 (.PDF)

Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2016/17 as at 31 December 2016 (.PDF)

Collaboration

A report was presented to the Fire and Rescue Authority on 8 February 2018 which provided information to Members on the Collaboration Workstreams:

Collaboration Working Group (.PDF)

Flexible Working Arrangements

The Service has flexible partnership working including co-responding, shared Area Commanders and assisting in forced entry for medical emergencies.

Flexible crewing of specialist response appliances and 'strategic reserve' of Wholetime firefighters supplementing retained crewing.

Performance Information

Performance Monitoring is presented to each of the Policy and Challenge Groups for the associated Performance indicators and targets for the Group and an Annual Performance Report is presented the Fire and Rescue Authority.  Each Group reviews the proposed Indicators and Targets prior to the start of each new financial year.

Annual Performance Report for 2015/16 (.PDF) - acknowledged by the Fire and Rescue Authority on 21 July 2016

Proposed Corporate Services Indicators and Targets 2016/17 (.PDF)

Proposed Corporate Services Indicators and Targets 2017/18 (.PDF)

Proposed Human Resources and Organisational Development Indicators and Targets for 2016/17 (.PDF)

Proposed Human Resources and Organisational Development Indicators and Targets for 2017/18 (.PDF)

Proposed Service Delivery Indicators and Targets 2016/17 (.PDF)

Proposed Service Delivery Indicators and Target 2017/18 (.PDF)