Local Government Finance: Birmingham:Written question - 209519

Q
(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 26 September 2014
Department for Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance: Birmingham
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed changes to funding for Birmingham Council on deprivation and poverty in Birmingham.
A
Answered by: Kris Hopkins
Answered on: 03 November 2014

I refer the Hon. Member to my written answer to him of 23 October 2014, PQ 210903.

More broadly, I would note:

· In 2014-15, Birmingham has an area spending power per dwelling of £2,679, considerably more than the comparable English average of £2,089.

· Birmingham City Council has the highest revenue outturn spending in England after the Greater London Authority: a total of £2.0 billion in 2013-14.

· Birmingham City Council is estimated to receive total government grants of £3,319 per dwelling in 2014-15; this compares with the English average of £2,628 and is the 13th highest in England (budgeted figures for revenue expenditure and financing; excludes income from mandatory housing benefits; includes education spending).

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