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Local Government Finance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the amount of funding per head of population his Department has allocated to each local authority in ranked order for each year since 2010.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Core Spending Power is a measure of the resources available to a local authority to fund its services. It includes Settlement Funding Assessment (business rates baseline funding level plus Revenue Support Grant), Council Tax and other central government grants. There is no consistent measure of Core Spending Power prior to 2015-16. Figures for the period 2015-16 to 2019-20 are available at the below link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679611/Core_Spending_Power_Supporting_Information.xlsx.The Department does not publish Core Spending Power per capita. The Office for National Statistics has published population statistics which can be found at the below link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/datasets/populationestimatesforukenglandandwalesscotlandandnorthernireland.

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