Local Authority Spending
27 Jan 2015Ms Diane Abbott MP
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of real terms cumulative changes in local authority spending power on services in communities with the greatest needs since 2010-11?
Answered by Kris Hopkins on 2 February 2015
Since 2010, we have delivered fair local government finance settlements to every part of the country. All councils have balanced their budgets, and most have reduced council tax in real-terms and maintained public satisfaction with services. Councils facing the highest demand for services continue to receive more funding and have higher spending power than less deprived authorities.