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Local Government Finance

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 21st May 2003.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Regent's Park and Kensington North

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much (a) revenue support grant and (b) formula spending share/standard spending assessment was given to local authorities (i) in total and (ii) in each English region in (A) 2001–02, (B) 2002–03 and (C) 2003–04 (estimated).

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Local and Regional Government)

Information on Formula Grant and Standard Spending Assessments/Formula Spending Shares is given in the following table. The total of Revenue Support Grant depends in part on early estimates of the National Non-Domestic Rate yield, which is particularly variable. The total of Formula Grant has been quoted instead, the total general funding provided to local authorities and the basis of the "floor and ceiling" limitations on grant changes. Formula Grant consists of Revenue Support Grant, National Non-Domestic Rates and Police Grant.

Formula Grant SSA/FSS
2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
South-west 2,973 2,979 3,276 4,279 4,361 5,160
South-east 4,822 4,844 5,280 7,096 7,235 8,456
London 7,035 7,126 7,629 9,114 9,326 10,552
Eastern 3,426 3,441 3,762 4,869 4,963 5,824
East Midlands 2,773 2,785 3,082 3,747 3,814 4,523
West Midlands 3,930 3,966 4,367 5,176 5,278 6,222
Yorkshire and Humber 3,801 3,830 4,187 4,932 5,019 5,832
North-east 2,085 2,107 2,278 2,641 2,689 3,088
North-west 5,378 5,438 5,954 6,939 7,077 8,251
Total 36,223 36,515 39,815 48,792 49,762 57,908

Note:

These data are not adjusted for changes in local authority functions.

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