In line with Government policy my Department has not made any payments to local authorities that have been ring-fenced in 2011-12 and there are no plans to do so in 2012-13.
My Department paid specific grants to local authorities from a number of DCLG programmes in 2011-12 totalling £2.3 billion; the programmes are broken down in the following table. As set out in the Department's business plan we estimate that the Department will provide total funding for specific grants of around £1.5 billion in 2012-13. The details have not yet been finalised but funding will be from programmes including Disabled Facilities Grant, Decent Homes, Weekly Waste, Preventing Homelessness.
However as set out in the Statement of Intent published in June 2012 the Government has considered the scope for further simplification and will include a number of specific grants in the business rates retention system from April 2013.
All grant spending, including specific grants to local authorities, over £500 since 2008-09 is also published on the website as part of my Department's broader transparency agenda.
|Programme name||Resource grant||Capital grant||Total|
|Housing—New Homes Bonus||234,260||0||234,260|
|Housing—Affordable Housing programme||0||35,130||35,130|
|Housing—Property and Regeneration programme||0||136,798||136,798|
|Housing—Decent Homes programme||0||300,000||300,000|
|Growing Places Fund||8,427||453,083||461,510|
|Disabled Facilities Grants||0||180,007||180,007|
|Decentralisation and Big Society||1,853||0||1,853|
|London Settlement (GLA)||321,552||28,230||349,782|
|Olympic Legacy and Thames Gateway||9,454||120,577||130,031|
|Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder(2)||4,001||0||4,001|
|Other small grants||1,800||0||1,800|
|(1) Preventing Homeless was paid in part (£90,340) through Local Services Support Grant (2) Transition Grant and Neighbourhood Management Pathfinders grant were paid entirely through Local Services Support Grant|