Local Government Finance: Ashfield District Council

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th February 2008.

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Photo of Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping Labour, Sherwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much grant Ashfield district council received in 2001-02; how much is planned for 2008-09; and what the percentage change has been in (a) real and (b) cash terms.

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

The following table shows the amount of formula grant Ashfield district council received in 2001-02 and will receive in 2008-09, along with the percentage change in real and cash terms.

Local authority cash terms (£ million)
2001-02 Formula grant 7.714
2008-09 Formula grant 11.049
(a) Percentage change real terms 17.86
(b) Percentage change cash terms 43.23

Formula grant comprises Revenue support grant, redistributed business rates, principal formula police grant, SSA reduction grant (SSA Review), SSA reduction grant (police funding review) and central support protection grant where appropriate.

The real terms increase has been calculated using the Treasury's latest GDP deflator, which is the only measure of inflation that is forecast in advance. This figure for 2008-09 is 2.75 per cent.

These percentage increases may not be on a like-for like basis because they cannot take account of changes in function and funding that have occurred over the years.

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