DEC 00] STRATFORD ON AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS
Stratford Angry At Not Getting More Cake
district is not going to get any extra cash from the government
next year, and councillors are angry that their share of the
national cake has fallen.
District Council's provisional grant from the government for
2001/2002 is just under £6m at £5,997,000, the same amount as
for the current year.
Chris Saint, chairman of the management committee, said:
am very disappointed and angry that we have not been granted any
increase towards our budget for next year."
grant helps to pay for the services that the district council
has to provide, and at a time when there has been a national
increase in government grant of about double the rate of
inflation, it is particularly galling that our share of the
national cake is relatively poor.
an atmosphere of cost increases and inflationary pressure, low
grant settlements make an increase in council tax harder to
figures announced by the government are the annual local
government finance proposals. The government issues a Standard
Spending Assessment (SSA) for each local authority.
SSA uses a complicated formula including number of residents,
density of population, and other factors to calculate each
individual authority's level of government grant.
it is left to individual councils to set their actual council tax.