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Local Government Finance

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 904524, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the spending power of local authorities in relation to the level of demand for their statutory services.

Answered on

30 June 2014

Councils are responsible for balancing their budgets, and every one of them issued a balanced budget for 2014-15. We have increased councils' flexibility by removing ring fencing from many local government grants. This gives them freedom to work with their residents to decide how best to meet on local priorities.

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