Essex Fire Authority sets its share of the council tax

ESSEX Fire Authority members voted through a 2.7 per cent council tax increase at County Hall last week.  The cost of running Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in 2010/11 will be just over �75 million – that equates to a council tax charge of �66.42 fo

ESSEX Fire Authority members voted through a 2.7 per cent council tax increase at County Hall last week.

The cost of running Essex County Fire and Rescue Service in 2010/11 will be just over �75 million - that equates to a council tax charge of �66.42 for an average Band D property.

The increase means that households in Essex will be paying around �1.27 a week - just 18p a day - for fire services.