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Local Authorities: Grants

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use is made of damping mechanisms in the allocation of formula grants to local authorities; and if she will make a statement. (157666)

Within the local government finance settlements for 2006-07 and 2007-08, there are two damping sub-blocks within the Relative Needs Formulae—one for Children’s Social Care and one for Younger Adults’ Personal Social Services.

We also use floor damping in the final calculation of formula grant.