Local Government Finance Settlement 2013-14 (England) — 13 Feb 2013 at 19:11
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to approve the amounts of Revenue Support Grant proposed by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to pay to local councils in 2013-14
The majority of MPs voted to approve details of payments to be made to local Government by central government in 2012-13. This was the first year of a new system involving local retention of business rates (with a redistribution system), a "Revenue Support Grant" as well as other grants.
The approved motion read:
- That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2013-14 (HC 948), which was laid before this House on 4 February be approved.
While speaking on the motion Brandon Lewis MP stated the overall reduction in local councils' spending power for 2013-14 compared with 2012-13 was 1.3%
The Audit Commission have summarised the impact of the local Government settlement for 2013-14 stating:
- The settlement increases the proportion of council income from local sources from 56 per cent to 70 per cent.
- In total, spending power by English local authorities reduced by 1.7 per cent in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13. This has not impacted all local authorities equally. Seven authorities were awarded a total of £8.7 million of efficiency support grant to cap their spending power reductions at 8.8 per cent.
-  The local government finance report (England) 2013/2014 via official-documents.gov.uk
-  Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth, Conservative), House of Commons, 4 February 2013
-  Audit Commission summary of impact of local government finance settlement for 2013/14
-  Written statement accompanying the laying before the House of the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2013-14 (HC 948)
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||243 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.0%|
|Lab||0||189 (+2 tell)||0||74.0%|
|LDem||31 (+1 tell)||0||0||57.1%|