HC Deb 28 January 1992 vol 202 cc484-5W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total amount raised in 1990–91 through the uniform business rate in Greater London and the expected amount in 1991–92; and what amounts in global and percentage terms were made available to London boroughs, expressed(a) overall and (b) by borough.

Mr. Key

The available information is as follows:

Final contribution to pool1 (£ million) 1990–91 Receipts from pool (£ million) Receipts as a percentage of contribution (per cent.) Provisional contribution to pool (£ million) 1991–92 Receipts from pool (£ million) Receipts as a percentage of contribution (Per cent.)
Hillingdon 92.4 51.3 56 116.7 61.6 53
Hounslow 90.3 45.1 50 105.0 53.5 51
Kindgston 30.3 29.9 99 37.0 35.0 95
Newham 27.5 38.2 139 33.0 46.1 140
Redbridge 50.1 46.7 93 55.9 55.5 99
Richmond 20.8 50.3 242 26.8 60.5 226
Sutton 28.4 36.1 127 34.0 43.8 129
Sutton 25.9 37.6 145 30.9 44.4 144
Waltham Forest 27.4 46.9 171 32.9 56.0 170
All Greater London 2,597.6 1,477.4 57 3,120.9 1,779.5 57
1These are local authorities' own calculations of the final contribution to the non-domestic rates pool. The Secretary of State is still considering the auditors reports for some of these authorities.

In addition to the receipts from the pool, the City of London budgeted to receive £25 million in 1990–91 and £30 million in 1991–92 from the locally determined rate.

The total amount raised from non-domestic rates includes payments by properties on the central and Crown lists direct to the pool. These amounts are not available broken down by area. The total amount available for distribution from the pool in 1990–91 was £10.4 billion and in 1991–92 £12.4 billion. This includes £1.6 billion in respect of properties on central and Crown lists in each year.

Contributions to the pool and payments out of the pool may not balance within the year concerned. Any excess amounts in the pool at the end of the year are carried forward and made available for distribution in the following year.

Revenue support grant is paid to compensate authorities for the difference between (a) the amount received from the non-domestic rates pool plus the amount that could be received by the authority from community charges if it charged the community charge for standard spending and (b) the standard spending assessment for the area as a whole.

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