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Local Authority Services

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) new and (b) higher taxes which increase the costs of providing local authority services will be compensated for by additional central Government funding under her Department's new-burdens principle. (114748)

The Government look at all pressures on local government, including any increased costs through tax changes, and the extent to which they can be managed, when setting the overall level of funding for local authorities. The specific new-burdens principle applies only to policies which impact solely or disproportionately on local government.