Local Government Finance Settlement 2011-12 (England) — 9 Feb 2011 at 19:43

The majority of MPs voted in favour of reducing funding for local councils by 4 percent in 2011-12 compared to 2010-11.

The approved motion stated:

  • That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2011-12 (House of Commons Paper No. 748)[1], which was laid before this House on 31 January, be approved.

The Local Government Finance Report (England) 2011-12 sets out how much central Government is going to pay local Government in England.

The Audit Commission has summarised the local Government finance settlement for 2011-12 as follows[3]:

  • total government revenue funding of £72.7 billion for local authorities in 2011/12, a decrease of 4 per cent compared to 2010/11. When funding for frontline schools, which has been protected from the cuts, is excluded, the decrease in total revenue funding is 9.5 per cent;
  • distributed £29.4 billion in formula grant in 2011/12, a decrease of 9.9 per cent compared to 2010/11;
  • provided transitional grant of £96.2 million in 2011/12 for authorities that would otherwise see a reduction in their 'revenue spending power', as defined by central government, of more than 8.8 per cent; and
  • made £650 million available to fund a council tax freeze in 2011/12.

A Department for Communities and Local Government press release[4] issued on the day the report laid before the house similarly summaries the settlement.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con250 (+1 tell) 0082.0%
DUP0 4050.0%
Lab0 191 (+2 tell)075.1%
LDem42 (+1 tell) 0075.4%
PC0 1033.3%
Total:292 197078.0%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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