Local Government Finance: Stroud

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to reassess the level of funding to be reclaimed from Stroud District Council as a result of changes to council tax and rent support arrangements.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Local authorities in England were offered a four year funding deal from 2016-17, which 97 per cent of authorities, including Stroud District Council, accepted. The 2016-17 Local Government Finance Settlement allocated Revenue Support Grant by looking at the main resources available to councils, taking account of funding that councils can raise locally, namely council tax and business rates. This ensured that councils delivering the same set of services received the same percentage change in the funding available to provide those services.

The local government finance settlement is subject to an annual statutory consultation exercise, offering an opportunity each year to consider representations from all authorities.

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