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City of York Council

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much in (a) rate support grants, (b) business rates and (c) special grants the Government paid to City of York council in each year since its creation as a unitary authority (i) in cash terms and (ii) at current prices; how much will be paid in each category in 2006-07; and what the purpose was of each special grant of £50,000 or more. (86526)

The following table shows the amount of revenue support grant, redistributed business rates and specific and special grants allocated to the City of York council in the period 1996-97 to 2006-07.

£ million

Revenue Support Grant

Redistributed Business Rates

Specific and Special Grants within Aggregate External Finance (AEF)

Cash terms

Current prices

Cash terms

Current prices

Cash terms

Current prices

1996-97

36.598

46.663

41.981

53.526

3.305

4.214

1997-98

38.597

47.821

39.451

48.879

3.128

3.876

1998-99

39.274

47.454

41.267

49.862

4.113

4.970

1999-00

39.478

46.754

44.995

53.288

6.185

7.325

2000-01

36.901

43.096

51.078

59.654

10.977

12.820

2001-02

40.309

45.985

50.021

57.065

15.044

17.162

2002-03

35.89

39.715

55.16

61.039

21.172

23.429

2003-04

45.361

48.747

54.927

59.027

31.192

33.520

2004-05

51.761

54.149

50.943

53.293

31.743

33.208

2005-06

47.84

49.009

61.026

62.517

31.318

32.083

2006-07

6.011

6.011

31.140

31.140

106.983

106.983

Please note that these amounts are not comparable year-on-year due to changes in funding and function. For example, in 2006-07 support for school funding moved from formula grant (i.e. revenue support grant plus business rates) to the dedicated schools grant.

The current prices have been calculated using the GDP deflator as the measure of inflation.

The Department for Communities and Local Government does not routinely collect data on all individual special grants from other Government Departments. The purpose of the special grants is a matter for the department that provides them.

Specific grants within aggregate external finance are those revenue grants paid for councils’ core services (such as schools funding), excluding funding for local authorities’ housing management.