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Local Government Finance

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Conservative, Stratford-on-Avon

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the full cost to the Exchequer of restoring funding to local authorities to the level it would have been without the Spending Rounds of both 2010 and 2013 in the fiscal year 2015-16.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Treasury.

The Treasury estimate of the amount of Exchequer funding that would be required to make funding provided to local authorities through LG DEL equivalent to the 2010-11 baseline in real terms is £7.276 billion.

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