Local Authority Budgets

 
“Please provide the following financial information:-

 

Gross local authority budget for the financial year 2016/17, including:

Gross amount of central government allocations (Settlement Funding Assessment) for the financial year 2016/17

Gross amount of Council Tax revenue for the financial year 2016/17

Gross amount of business rate income locally retained by the local authority for the financial year 2016/17

 This information is publicly available within the 2016/17 Budget Book, accessible via the link provided.

 

Gross local authority budget for the financial year 2017/18, including

Gross amount of central government allocations (Settlement Funding Assessment) for the financial year 2017/18

Gross amount of Council Tax revenue for the financial year 2017/18

Gross amount of business rate income locally retained by the local authority for the financial year 2017/18

This information is publicly available within the 2017/18 Budget Book, accessible via the link provided.

 

Projected gross local authority budget for the financial year 2018/19, including:

Projected gross amount of central government allocations (Settlement Funding Assessment) for the financial year 2018/19

Projected gross amount of Council Tax revenue for the financial year 2018/19

Projected gross amount of business rate income locally retained by the local authority for the financial year 2018/19

This information is publicly available via the Medium Term Financial Strategy and Capital Programme within the 2017/18 Budget Book, accessible via the link provided.

 

Has the local authority carried out an impact assessment as to whether the local authority will be impacted negatively / positively / no impact by the plans to introduce 100% retention of business rates locally?

No.  There is not yet sufficient information available on the introduction of 100% Business Rates Retention to enable this to take place, including when or even if it will be implemented.

 

If yes to the above question, was the impact negative / positive / no impact for the local authority? If negative or positive, what was the difference?

Not Applicable.