Local Government Finance (England) — 22 Feb 2017 at 18:06
John Baron MP, Basildon and Billericay voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2017-18 at a level 44% lower than it was set for 2016-17.
The majority of MPs voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2017-18 at a level 44% lower than it was set for 2016-17.
The majority of MPs voted to set the "Revenue Support Grant" for local government for the financial year 2017/2018 at £4,981,793,727 (The figure for 2016/2017 was £7,183,928,972)
There is a plan for local government to retain all business rates income raised locally by 2020, with redistributions between authorities, as central government grants are phased out.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs, and the majority representing English constituencies was:
- That the Report on Local Government Finance (England) 2017-18 (HC 985), which was laid before this House on 20 February, be approved.
-  Local Government Finance Report 2016-17 — Level of Revenue Support Grant — 10 Feb 2016 - PublicWhip
-  Local Government Finance written ministerial statement, Sajid Javid MP (Bromsgrove, Conservative)
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||264 (+2 tell)||1||0||81.2%|
|Lab||0||147 (+2 tell)||0||64.8%|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|