Relative Need
Communities and Local Government

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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the relative need factors are; and what value they have for the financial year 2006-07.

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Phil Woolas (Minister of State (Local Government & Community Cohesion), Department for Communities and Local Government; Oldham East and Saddleworth, Labour)

I have been asked to reply.

The Relative Needs Formula are, based on the demographic, physical and social characteristics of each area, used in the calculation of Formula Grant. Formula Grant comprises Revenue Support Grant, Redistributed Business Rates and principal formula Police Grant.

In 2006-07, the total of all the Relative Needs Formula is factor of 0.67811309347259. The total for each of the separate Relative Needs Formula are given in Annex E of the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2006-07.

The Relative Needs Formula for each local authority can be found on the Department for Communities and Local Government website at:


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