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Funding: Tamworth

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the ratio between central Government funding and council tax revenue for Tamworth borough council was in each of the last eight years. (114263)

The ratio between central Government grant and council tax revenue for Tamworth borough council in each of the last eight years is in the following table.

Ratio between central Government grant and council tax revenue for Tamworth borough council

1999-2000

2.6

2000-01

2.5

2001-02

2.4

2002-03

2.3

2003-04

2.6

2004-05

2.2

2005-06

2.4

2006-07

2.4

Source:

Communities and Local Government Revenue Outturn (RO) returns from 1999-00 to 2005-06 and Revenue Account (RA) budget returns for 2006-07.

Government grant is defined here as the sum of specific grants inside aggregate external finance (i.e. revenue grants paid for councils’ core services) and formula grant (revenue support grant, redistributed business rates and police grant).

Council tax revenue is defined here as the local authority council tax requirement (i.e. the council tax used to finance revenue expenditure), not council tax collected.

Comparisons across years may not be valid due to changing local authority responsibilities. The information provided excludes capital funding and funding for local authorities’ housing management responsibilities. The information also excludes those grant programmes, such as European funding, where authorities are simply one of the recipients of funding paid towards an area.