Local Government Finance: Birmingham:Written question - 209745

(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 26 September 2014
Department for Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance: Birmingham
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for what reason Birmingham council's funding in 2015 will be reduced by a greater amount than the national average reduction.
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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