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), 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:
- 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 issued on the day the report laid before the house similarly summaries the settlement.
-  Local Government Finance Report (England) 2011-12 (House of Commons Paper No. 748) via official-documents.gov.uk
-  Local Government Finance Report (England) 2010-11 via official-documents.gov.uk
-  Audit Commission "Value for Money" section on Councils
-  Government confirms progressive settlement and fair deal for communities - Department for Communities and Local Government - 31 January 2011
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||250 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.0%|
|Lab||0||191 (+2 tell)||0||75.1%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||75.4%|