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Local Government Finance: Bury

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding was allocated by his Department to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 in respect of (i) revenue grant and (ii) specific grants; and what the percentage change was on the previous year in each case. (301920)

Formula Grant (which is made up of Revenue Support Grant, National Non-Domestic Rates and Principal Formula Police Grant) is the main revenue grant funding made to local authorities aside from those made for specific purposes by individual Departments. Formula Grant is distributed to local authorities by Communities and Local Government on behalf of central Government as a whole. The following table sets out the information requested.

Prior year’s adjusted formula grant1 (£ million)

Formula grant change1 (£ million)

Change1(£ million)

Change1 (percentage)

2007-08

56.357

57.926

1.568

2.8

2008-09

61.118

63.103

1.985

3.2

1 On a like for like basis taking account of changes such as, for example, finance or function.

The following table sets out the information on specific grants provided by this Department.

Grant

2007-08 (£ million)

2008-09 (£ million)

Change (£ million)

Change (percentage)

Planning Delivery1

0.295

n/a

n/a

n/a

Housing and Planning Delivery1

n/a

0.182

n/a

n/a

Homelessness

0.325

0.325

0

0

Supporting People

6.653

6.611

0.042

-0.63

Supporting People Administration2

0.149

n/a

n/a

n/a

1 The Planning Delivery Grant was replaced by the Housing and Planning Delivery Grant in 2008-09.

2 Supporting People Administration Grant was provided through Area Based Grant in 2008-09.

In addition to the funding set out, Area Based Grant (ABG) was introduced in April 2008. ABG is also paid by this Department on behalf of Government and comprises of a number of former specific revenue grants formerly provided by individual Government Departments. The allocation to Bury council in 2008-09 was £8.630 million, of which the Communities and Local Government element of funding was £0.732 million.