Local Government Finance: Shropshire

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th July 2007.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value was per household of the Government grant to local government in 2006 for (a) Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council and (b) Telford and Wrekin borough council.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The figures for the two authorities are not comparable because Shrewsbury and Atcham council, as a shire district council, carries out fewer functions than Telford and the Wrekin borough council, which is a unitary council.

According to revenue account budget returns submitted by local authorities to the Department, the total amounts of revenue grant (revenue support grant, redistributed non-domestic rates and specific and special grants inside aggregate external finance) budgeted to be received by Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council and Telford and the Wrekin borough council for 2006-07 were £7.6 million and £175.6 million respectively.

These amounts are equivalent to £185 and £2,660 per household respectively, using estimates of the number of households in each local authority's area in 2004, as published at:

http://www.communities.gov. uk/pub/104/Table406_id1156104.xls

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