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Local Government Finance: Westminster

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what grants her Department has given to Westminster City Council in each year since 2005-06; what sums were awarded; in what category of expenditure each grant fell; and what grant allocations have been made for 2009-10. (259753)

In respect of 2005-06 to 2007-08, I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend gave on 12 June 2008, Official Report, column 502W.

The following table shows forecast expenditure in 2008-09 and planned expenditure in 2009-10.

£ million

2008-09 (forecast)

2009-10 (plan)

Programme capital

Programme revenue

Revenue Support Grant

21.5

33.5

National Non Domestic Rates

154.3

145.3

Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme (LABGI)1

4.4

Housing Revenue Account Subsidy

6.9

6.9

Homelessness (inc Overcrowding)2

6.8

6.8

Housing and Planning Delivery Grant3

0.1

Area Based Grant

15.7

16.2

Total

209.7 4

208.7

Supporting People

17.1

17.1

Hostel Capital Improvement

0.8

0.0

Housing and Planning Delivery Grant3

0.1

Disabled Facilities Grant

0 5

0 5

Total

18.5

17.6

1 The outturn for LABGI in 2007-08 was £13.3 million and expenditure for 2009-10 is yet to be announced.

2 The Homelessness programme was transferred to the Homes and Communities Agency in December 2008.

3 Housing and Planning Delivery grant for local authorities in 2009-10 is yet to be determined.

The Westminster city council local area agreement finishes at the end of March 2009. The council will then be able to claim Performance Reward Grant up to a maximum of £7.056 million depending on the level of success it achieves over its 12 targets. The maximum payments that will be made in 2009-10 will be £3.528 million (revenue) and £3.528 million (capital). This programme will operate in a similar way to the local public service agreement programme.