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Local Government Expenditure

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 18 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the lowest percentage increase, or decrease, in their budgeted current expenditure in 1985–86 compared with 1981–82, showing also the change in their rate or precept in the same period.

Following is the available information obtained from English local authorities (1981–82—revised budgets; 1985–86—budgets):

30 Authorities with the Lowest Percentage increases in budgeted current Expenditure between 1981–82 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in budgeted current exp 81/2–85/6Percentage increase in local rate or precept 81/2–85/6
Bath-23·50
Harrogate-22·23·8
Basingstoke Deane-10·22·8
Dover-7·98·7
Kettering-3·118·9
Bristol-0·215·2
Bracknell-0·2-22·2
Aylesbury Vale-0·130·4
Cleethorpes0·79·4
Easbourne1·1-5·2
Vale of White Horse1·9-17·5
N. E. Derbyshire2·715·6
Oxford3·128·7
Carlisle3·20·1
Reading3·8-18·7
Lewes4·240·6
Wyre Forest5·121·2
Stevenage5·49·8
Tamworth5·415·2
Sevenoaks6·026·9
Kennet6·217·4
Merton6·425·2
Richmondshire6·540·6
Sedgemoor6·517·8
Bromsgrove6·824·0
Copeland7·00
Eastleigh7·029·1
Langbaurgh7·95·9
Mole Valley8·360·3
Rossendale8·38·3

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the lowest percentage increase, or decrease, in their budgeted current expenditure in 1985–86 compared with 1984–85, showing also the change in their rate or precept in the same period.

Following is the available information from English local authorities' budgets in 1984–85 and 1985–86:

30 authorities with the lowest percentage increases in budgeted current expenditure between 1984–85 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 84–85–85–86Percentage increase in local rate or precept 84–85 —85–86
*Greater London CL-26·1-7·9
Oxford-18·00
Basingstoke & Deane-14·712·1
Islington-13·7-8·7
Cheltenham-11·95·0
Bath-10·10
Eastleigh-7·926·7
Merton-6·1-5·1
Weymouth & Portland-5·816·7
Dover-5·77·9
Redditch-5·18·6
Wyre Forest-5·118·8
Rushcliffe-5·08·5
Hereford-4·80
North Warwickshire-4·323·2
North Shropshire-4·08·3
Forest of Dean-4·08·7
High Peak-3·712·4
East Yorkshire-3-39·3
Medina-3·35·7
Fylde-2-86·1
Rossendale-2·4-2·0
Ashfield-1·936·1
Stratford-on-Avon-1·85·2
Reading-1·813·3
Staffs Moorlands-1·622·9
Gravesham-1·515·7
Wansbeck-1·312·2
Stoke-on-Trent-1·39·5
Dartford-1·38·9
*In 1984–85, certain expenditure on passenger transport was included within GLC current expenditure. In 1985–86 this expenditure was the responsibility of LRT.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the lowest percentage increase, or decrease, in their local rate or precept in 1985–86 compared with 1981–82, showing also the change in their budgeted current expenditure in the same period.

Following is the available information obtained from English local authorities (1981–82—revised budgets; 1985–86—budgets):

30 authorities with the lowest percentage increases in local rate or precept between 1981–82 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in local rate or precept 1981–82–1985–86Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 1981–82–1985–86
Kensington and Chelsea-30·914·8
East Northampton-22·323·3
Bracknell-22·2-0·2
Reading-18·73·8
Vale of White Horse-17·51·9
Corby-16·539·4
Worcester-14·820·7
Great Yarmouth-13·017·5
Derby-10·231·1
Hartlepool-10·013·1

Percentage increase in local rate or precept 1981–82–1985–86

Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 1981–82–1985–86

Waltham Forest-9·720·2
Rochester on Medway-9-435·3
Bassetlaw-8·751·4
East Cambridgeshire-8·028·7
South Shropshire-7·719·8
York-7-433·3
Salisbury-6·814·2
Eastbourne-5·21·1
Lincoln-4·026·5
Peterborough-2·918·3
Hammersmith and Fulham-2·827·7
East Staffordshire-2·739·9
St. Edmundsbury-1·212·6
Copeland07·0
Hereford021·4
Great Grimsby029·9
Bath0-23·5
Lancaster018·8
Harrow0·111·8
Carlisle0·13·2

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the lowest percentage increase, or decrease, in their local rate or precept in 1985–86 compared with 1984–85, showing also the change in their budgeted current expenditure in the same period.

Following is the available information from English local authorities' budgets in 1984–85 and 1985–86.

43 authorities with the lowest percentage increases in local rate or precept between 1984–85 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in local rate or precept 1984–85–1985–86Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 1984–85–1985–86
Leicester-32·7n/a
Southwark-24·7n/a
Gillingham-20·44·3
Greenwich-18·9n/a
Lewisham13·9n/a
Reading13·3-1·8
Great Yarmouth-9·911·0
Kensington and Chelsea-9·22·6
Islington-8·7-13·7
Nottingham-8·713·3
Greater London CL*-7·9-26·1
Merton-5·1-6·1
Brent-4·55·8
ILEA-3·43·5
South Yorkshire-2·42·1
Rossendale-2·0-2·4
Allerdale-1·86·1
Bracknell-1·57·5
Holderness-1·33·8
Portsmouth-1·2-0·3
Barnet-0·84·0
Sheffield-0·6n/a
Elmbridge-0·50·8
Easington-0·44·8
Tyne and Wear03·3
Havering03·6
Langbaurgh08·6
Eastbourne03·0
Hove00·6
Hereford0-4·8

Percentage increase in local rate or precept 1984–85–1985–86

Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 1984–85–1985–86

Great Grimsby05·3
York013·3
Oxford0-18·0
Hammersmith and Fulham07·5
Enfield02·5
Bath0-10·1
Carlisle0-1·0
Chesterfield01·1
Bournemouth06·1
Lincoln08·5
Norwich05·8
Northampton012·5
Ipswich01·6

* In 1984–85 certain expenditure on passenger transport was included within GLC current expenditure. In 1985–86 this expenditure was the responsibility of LRT.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the largest percentage increase in their local rate or precept In 1985–86 compared with 1984–85, showing also the change in their budgeted current expenditure in the same period.

Following is the available information from English local authorities' 1984–85 and 1985–86 budgets:

30 Authorities with the Largest Percentage Increases in Local Rate or Precept between 1984–85 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in local rate or precept 1984–85 to 1985–86Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 1984–85 to 1985–86
Slough97·312·7
West Wiltshire59·911·3
Birmingham43·111·0
Stockton on Tees38·91·1
Wealden38·811·4
North Dorset38·210·4
Cannock Chase37·67·4
Brentwood36·527·9
Ashfield36·1-1·9
Babergh35·86·7
Kirklees34·95·0
North Hertfordshire34·42·8
Wychavon33·811·2
Swale33·40·5
Suffolk Coastal33·28·5
Salford32·84·2
Mid Sussex32·72·9
Gloucester32·422·8
Berwick-upon-Tweed31·512·6
Castle Morpeth30·64·1
Selby29·79·1
Kingston-upon-Hull29·50·3
Amber Valley29·41·0
Blackburn29·40·7
Harborough29·19·9
Eastleigh26·7-7·9
Torbay25·97·4
Wear Valley25·99·7
Chelmsford25·40·3
Broadland25·05·1

asked the Secretary to State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the largest percentage increase in their budgeted current expenditure in 1985–86, compared with 1981–82, showing also the change in their rate or precept in the same period.

Following is the available information obtained from English local authorities (1981–82—revised budgets; 1985–86—budgets):

30 Authorities with the Largest Percentage Increases in Budgeted Current Expenditure between 1981–82 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 1984–85 to 1985–86Percentage increase in local rate or precept 1984–85 to 1985–86
City of London84·86·6
Wellingborough72·923·4
Brentwood69·564·1
Nottingham57·534·8
Wimborne53·862·0
Kingswood52·540·0
Working51·935·4
Bassetlaw51·4-8·7
South Ribble49·574·4
Christchurch49·19·4
Crawley48·814·9
Reigate and Banstead48·653·5
South Northampton48·517·3
Thamesdown47·728·5
Thurrock46·8117·7
Forest Health46·44·3
Bournemouth46·34·0
Arun45·963·9
Mansfield45·719·8
Plymouth44·854·2
Milton Keynes44·729·7
North West Leicester44·234·4
Colchester43·614·8
Tewkesbury43·46·1
Windsor and Maidenhead42·547·4
Caradon42·418·5
Brent42·18·6
Epping Forest42·029·6
Darlington41·916·8

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the largest percentage increase in their local rate or precept in 1985–86, compared with 1981–82, showing also the change in their budgeted current expenditure in the same period.

Following is the available information obtained from English authorities (1981–82—revised budgets; 1985–86—budgets):

30 Authorities with the largest percentage increases in local rate or precept between 1981–82 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in local rate or precept 81–82–85–86Percentage increase in budgeted current exp 81–82–85–86
Malvern Hills126·738·5
Thurrock117·746·8
Chorley115·922·8
Castle Morpeth107·924·0
Basildon99·734·2
Uttlesford98·110·3
Selby93·916·8
Forest of Dean92·934·0
Broxbourne87·913·0
Greater London Cl*86·029·9
South Norfolk85·632·4
Babergh82·813·1
Merseyside80·2not available
Carrick79·233·8
North Kesteven77·226·9
Suffolk Coastal75·228·3
Harborough74·932·9

Percentage increase in local rate or precept 81–82–85–86

Percentage increase in budgeted current exp 81–82–85–86

South Ribble74·449·5
Harlow74·337·1
Harlow74·337·1
Newark72·637·3
Greenwich72·4not available
Torridge72·324·5
Kerrier72·027·1
West Lancashire71·719·1
Kingston-upon-Hull71·635·6
Swale71·39·7
Nottinghamshire70·628·9
West Somerset69·634·8
West Wiltshire69·139·7
Broxtowe68·218·4

*In 1981–82, certain expenditure on passenger transport was included within GLC current expenditure. In 1985–86 this expenditure was the responsibility of LRT.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the 30 local authorities with the largest percentage increase in their budgeted current expenditure in 1985–86, compared with 1984–85, showing also the change in their rate or precept in the same period.

Following is the available information from English local authorities' 1984–85 and 1985–86 budgets:

30 Authorities with the largest percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure between 1984–85 and 1985–86
Percentage increase in budgeted current expenditure 84–85–85–86Percentage increase in local rate or precept 84–85–85–86
Brentwood27·936·5
Wellingborough24·010·5
Gloucester22·832·4
South Shropshire21·63·8
Reigate and Banstead19·46·5
Christchurch16·916·3
Cambridge16·96·3
Arun16·218·9
Woking14·710·8
Darlington14·17·1
Alnwick14·19·1
Scunthorpe13·522·6
Mid Bedfordshire13·412·9
Thurrock13·416·4
York13·30
Caradon13·320·0
Thamesdown13·25·8
Nottingham13·0-8·7
Southampton12·99·5
Slough12·797·3
Ellesmere & Neston12·711·6
St. Albans12·718·0
Berwick-upon-Tweed12·631·5
Penwith12·612·0
Epsom and Ewell12·518·8
Aylesbury Vale12·519·0
Chiltern12·520·6
Northampton12·50
Wimborne12·419·8
Tewkesbury12·415·7