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Local Government Finance: Lancashire

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what central Government grant financing to (a) Hyndburn Borough Council and (b) Rossendale Borough Council was in each year from 2002-03 to 2008-09. (210062)

The central Government grant financing to Hyndburn borough council and Rossendale borough council from 2002-03 to 2008-09 is shown in the following table.

£000

Hyndburn borough council

Rossendale Borough Council

Outturn

2002-03

8,447

5,039

2003-04

9,602

5,839

2004-05

10,107

8,078

2005-06

10,530

6,325

2006-07

11,650

7,992

Budget

2002-03

8,363

5,015

2003-04

9,698

6,278

2004-05

9,370

5,363

2005-06

9,385

5,619

2006-07

10,775

6,627

2007-08

10,808

6,900

2008-09

11,379

6,823

Note:

Budget figures can differ from outturn figures because not all grants are known with certainty at the beginning of the financial year.

Source:

Communities and Local Government Revenue Outturn (RO) and Revenue Account (RA) budget returns

Central Government grant financing is defined here as the sum of Formula grant (Revenue Support Grant and redistributed non-domestic rates) and Specific grants inside Aggregate External Finance (AEF), ie revenue grants paid for a council’s core services.

Figures exclude grants outside AEF (ie where funding is not for an authority’s core services, but is passed to a third party, for example, rent allowances and rebates), capital grants, funding for the local authority’s housing management responsibilities and those grant programmes (such as European funding) where an authority is simply one of the recipients of funding paid towards an area.

Comparisons across years may not be valid owing to changing local authority responsibilities.