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Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding under the Local Authorities Business Growth Incentive scheme has been allocated to each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each year from 2005-06; and how much such funding he expects to be allocated under the scheme in 2010-11. (323818)

For the period 2005-06 to 2007-08, £1 billion was allocated to LABGI: £935 million to England and £65 million to Wales. The National Assembly for Wales has been responsible for distribution of its LABGI allocation. The Government distributed LABGI grant in England totalling £50 million in 2009-10; and has recently indicated that it also intends to distribute the same total amount in England in 2010-11.

(a) In England, the Government have given the following total regional LABGI grants each year:

£

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

East England

9,651,270

31,897,413

10,245,115

40,608,231

5,914,554

East Midlands

11,217,878

34,318,221

10,238,250

34,839,244

4,228,280

London

17,260,775

46,877,642

12,878,283

68,019,603

10,734,393

North East

8,282,619

25,326,820

5,165,671

34,893,787

2,116,631

North West

18,214,154

55,790,645

10,535,099

50,954,372

5,976,589

South East

14,054,485

32,183,210

14,274,492

41,615,272

8,400,294

South West

9,690,211

24,213,062

6,592,029

40,853,396

4,957,132

West Midlands

11,747,907

36,982,240

10,370,939

42,606,972

4,075,071

Yorkshire and the Humber

15,336,497

40,414,553

11,852,639

41,803,297

3,597,065

(b) The Government have published details of the final allocations to local authorities in England in Grant Determinations, which can be viewed on the Communities and Local Government website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/local governmentfinance/labgi/

and

http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/localgovernmentfinance/labgi/labgischeme2/

The main Grant Determinations can be viewed at:

05/06 Grant Determination (No 1) 2006 [No 31/233] (7 February 2006)

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/labgi/dtmn0506.pdf

05/06 Grant Determination (No 2) 2006 [No 31/249] (27 February 2006)

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/labgi/dtmn0506v2.pdf

05/06 Grant Determination (No 3) 2006 [No 31/491] (19 July 2006)

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/labgi/dtmn0506v3.pdf

06/07 Grant Determination 2007 [No 31/554] (27 February 2007)

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/labgi/dtmn0607.pdf

06/07 Grant Determination (no 2) 2007 [No 31/892] (6 September 2007)

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/labgi/dtmncode20.pdf

07/08 Grant Determination (No 2) 2008 [31/1238] (26 June 2008)

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/labgi/seconddtmn0708.pdf

Grant Determination 2009 [No 31/1287] (23 February 2009)

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/localgovernment/pdf/LABusGrowIS

Grant Determination 2009 (no 2) (no 31/1640) (25 September 2009)

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/local government/labgidetermination20092