Budget – 16016

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A request asking for details of our budget, redundancies and use of volunteers.

Ref: FOI/16016

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 29th January 2016

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

The total budget for the fire and rescue service for this financial year (2015/16) and, if possible, the provisional total budget for each financial year from 2016/17 to 2019/20.

Reply

The provisional net budget requirement for West Midlands Fire Service is as follows:

2016/17 = £97.4m
2017/18 = £93.6m
2018/19 = £93.0m
2019/20 = £93.1m

Request

Do you have plans to make redundancies in the Fire and Rescue Control Room in the next five years? If so, how many?

Do you have plans to make redundancies for active fire-officers in the next five years? If so, how many?

Do you have plans for any station closures in the next five years? If so, how many?

Reply

There is currently no plans

Request

How many volunteers work at your fire authority, and do you have plans to increase the use of volunteers?

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service has the following number of volunteers

Community Volunteers – 113
Visitor Guides – 67
Photographers – 15

Request

As a consequence of the funding settlement under comprehensive spending review, have you had to change any plans to upgrade equipment or recruit new staff?

Reply

At his time there are no change any plans to upgrade equipment or recruit new staff

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW.

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