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Local Government Finance

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much public funding was provided to (a) Stroud District Council and (b) Gloucestershire County Council in (i) non-formula funding and (ii) formula grant in each of the last four financial years. (228870)

The amount of non-formula funding and formula grant provided to Stroud district council and Gloucestershire county council in each of the last four financial years is shown in the following table.

£000

(a) Stroud district council

(b) Gloucestershire county council

(i) Non-formula funding

(ii) Formula grant

(i) Non-formula funding

(ii) Formula grant

2004-05

875

5,420

115,483

329,643

2005-06

1,415

5,600

112,194

352,373

2006-07

2,130

6,459

377,490

92,747

2007-081

1,885

6,792

430,799

95,155

1 Provisional

Source:

Communities and Local Government Revenue Outturn (RO) returns

Figures are as supplied by the local authority to Communities and Local Government.

The estimates for 2007-08 are based on provisional revenue outturn data. The final 2007-08 outturn figures will be available later this year.

Non-formula funding is defined here as specific grants inside aggregate external finance (AEF), i.e. revenue grants paid for a council's core services (e.g. Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG)).

Formula grant is defined here as the sum of revenue support grant and redistributed non-domestic rates.

Figures exclude grants outside AEF (i.e. where funding is 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.

The large change in non-formula funding and formula grant from 2005-06 to 2006-07 is because local authorities now receive funding for schools through DSG rather than as part of formula grant.

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