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Fife Regional Council (Budget)

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the effect on rate poundage in the current year of Fife regional council's expenditure in excess of guidelines in the last year and the current year and of its budgeting for an assumed rate support grant penalty equal to the current year's expenditure in excess of guidelines.

The effect on the rate poundage in the current year of Fife regional council of budgeting £7·762 million above guidelines in 1985–86 with provision for a grant penalty of £7·5 million and a deficit carried forward resulting from the grant penalty for overspending in 1984–85 is 8·1p. The region's overspending of £4·465 million in 1984–85 is equivalent to 2·3p in rate poundage terms.