THE amount of cash people in Wakefield pay for fire and rescue services has been frozen for a second year.
Average council tax-payers will still pay less than £1 a week to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority.
The authority has saved £1m by implementing a recruitment ban and accepting a one-off grant from the government.
In the past year 150 jobs have been shed as the fire services struggles to balance its books against budget cuts.
Later this year a restructure of front line and support services will begin which will see some fire stations merged or closed.
Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling said: “It’s absolutely critical that we re-shape how we deliver and support the front-line over the coming years because the compounding effect of non-recruitment and the impact of diminishing government grants presents unprecedented challenges.”