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Local Government Funding: Cumbria

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage increase in local government settlement (a) above and (b) below inflation was awarded to each local authority in Cumbria for 2007-08. (114421)

The following table shows the provisional percentage increase in formula grant, which comprises redistributed business rates and revenue support grant, for all authorities in Cumbria on a like-for-like basis i.e. after adjusting for changes in funding and function.

Local authority

Adjusted 2007-08 formula 2006-07 grant (£ million)

2007-08 formula grant (£ million)

Change (£ million)

Percentage change

Allerdale

9.530

10.372

0.842

8.8

Barrow-in-Furness

8.252

8.673

0.421

5.1

Carlisle

9.596

10.111

0.515

5.4

Copeland

6.718

7.029

0.311

4.6

Eden

4.172

4.426

0.255

6.1

South Lakeland

6.548

6.725

0.177

2.7

Cumbria

105.446

111.186

5.740

5.4

The latest GDP deflator, the only measure of inflation that is forecast in advance, for 2007-08 is 2.7 per cent. We are proposing that every local authority that provides education and social services, as well as every shire district, would receive at least a 2.7 per cent. increase in formula grant on a like-for-like basis for 2007-08.

Final figures will be available in due course, following a debate in the House.