Local Government Finance

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Mrs Anne Campbell Mrs Anne Campbell Labour, Cambridge

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list (a) the 10 local authorities which are due to receive the greatest percentage increases in grant in the financial year 2004–05 and (b) the amounts of those increases.

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

Having adjusted for changes in function, the 10 largest percentage increases in grant are tabled as follows:

Local authority Adjusted 2003–04 grant 2004–05 grant Change Percentage change
Oadby and Wigston 2.689 3.002 0.312 11.6
Blaby 3.744 4.101 0.357 9.5
South Staffordshire 4.743 5.158 0.415 8.7
Milton Keynes 152.958 166.097 13.139 8.6
North Somerset 104.058 112.921 8.863 8.5
Congleton 3.609 3.909 0.299 8.3
Telford and the Wrekin 116.443 125.771 9.328 8.0
Cambridgeshire 279.796 302.047 22.252 8.0
Reading 89.805 96.933 7.128 7.9
Thurrock 109.162 117.776 8.615 7.9

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