Total negative subsidy in 2004–05 was £620,543,656. The equivalent figure, representing the total negative housing element for 2003–04 was £706,268,335. Negative subsidy generated by some councils is captured so that it can be redistributed to other authorities with an assumed deficit. It is not retained by central Government
Negative subsidy for Tamworth in 2004–05 was £1,205,058. The borough's negative housing element in 2003–04 was £1,242,533.
The definition of negative subsidy was changed by the Local Government Act 2003, which came into force on