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An email appears below from Cambridge County Council about their Autumn Budget Settlement.

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From: Count Steve Cllr [mailto:Steve.Count@cambridgeshire.gov.uk] 

Sent: 23 December 2015 15:56To: John (Cllr) Clark (jclark@fenland.gov.uk); 'james.palmer@eastcambs.gov.uk' (james.palmer@eastcambs.gov.uk); Ray Manning (ray@englishplums.co.uk); Ablewhite, Jason (Cllr) (Jason.Ablewhite@huntingdonshire.gov.uk); Lewis Herbert; 'Paul Medd'; 'John Hill (John.Hill@eastcambs.gov.uk)' (John.Hill@eastcambs.gov.uk); Antoinette Jackson; Jean.Hunter@scambs.gov.uk (Jean.Hunter@scambs.gov.uk) (Jean.Hunter@scambs.gov.uk); 'Jo Lancaster (joanne.lancaster@huntingdonshire.gov.uk)' (joanne.lancaster@huntingdonshire.gov.uk); Beasley Gillian; Malyon ChrisSubject: FW: Settlement

Importance: High

This is a brief note to let you know that the County Council is £11m worse off, compared to the figures we based our savings on before the autumn budget and our settlement figures were released. The budget did not cover the cost of the New Living wage which we had expected and that has a £6m implication. Our settlement under the new methodology was also £5m less than we anticipated. As part of the settlement figures there was some commentary that lower tier authorities grant would be re-directed over to upper tiers, but I can assure you that Cambridgeshire County Council is not a beneficiary.

Below is some more helpful analysis by way of explanation with is encapsulated in the following statement  “all shire counties, even though they have care responsibilities, have lost funding to the benefit of metropolitan and London authorities.”

As the statement and the actual figures for Cambridgeshire at first sight appear contradictory I feel it would be helpful if you would circulate this to your members so they can understand our pressures are not only continuing but have in fact increased, since we drew up our initial draft savings plans.

Steve Count

Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council

Councillor for March North

Mob;   07989 032456

email; steve.count@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Blog site;  http://cllrstevecount.wordpress.com

 

From: Malyon Chris 
Sent: 23 December 2015 10:02
To: Members
Cc: Beasley Gillian
Subject: FW: Settlement
Importance: High

 

Dear Member

 

Those of you who are also district councillors may have received a briefing on the grant settlement from our district colleagues regarding the recent provisional grant settlement. That briefing may well have provided some commentary regarding the re-direction of grant from district councils to those with care responsibilities (sometimes referred to as Upper Tier organisations). As you know from the briefing that I circulated at the end of last week this County Council has lost a further £5m over and above the £15m that had originally been assumed. These two statements therefore seem on first appearance at odds with each other. However both are correct.

 

The issue is the mechanism that the Government has used to achieve this re-direction. Without getting into the complicated mechanics of it all shire counties, even though they have care responsibilities, have lost funding to the benefit of metropolitan and London authorities.

 

 

A summary of the actual distribution is set out below for your information. As can be seen Shire Counties are actually contributing £160m to the Met authorities and London.

 

 

Revenue Support Grant

 

16-17 
Flat LA Change

16-17
Consultation Value

16-17 Redistributional Effect

Type of Authority

£m

£m

£m

English Upper-tier

   6,484.717

    6,448.155

-36.562

SCT Members

2,173.541

1,986.384

-187.157

Shire Counties

1,805.519

1,644.860

-160.659

Unitaries

1,524.780

1,503.117

-21.663

Metropolitan Districts

1,832.421

1,925.013

92.592

Inner London (inc City)

633.098

686.538

53.439

Outer London

688.899

688.626

-0.272

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This County Council has been more adversely impacted than the average Shire County and I set out below a statement of the position for each County Council. AS you can see in pure cash terms we have lost 38% RSG year on year. When you take in to account changes to responsibilities in the system this reduction increases to over 40%.

 

2015-16

 

2016-17

 

Change

 

SFA

Baseline Funding

RSG

Tariff/Top-Up

 

SFA

Baseline Funding

RSG

Tariff/Top-Up

 

SFA

Baseline Funding

RSG

Tariff/Top-Up

 

 

 

SCT Members

£m

£m

£m

£m

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford

57.631

29.170

28.460

-2.112

 

50.832

29.413

21.419

-2.130

 

-11.8%

0.8%

-24.7%

0.8%

Buckinghamshire

82.219

40.396

41.823

25.181

 

64.445

40.732

23.713

25.391

 

-21.6%

0.8%

-43.3%

0.8%

Cambridgeshire

113.021

59.352

53.669

36.055

 

93.193

59.846

33.347

36.355

 

-17.5%

0.8%

-37.9%

0.8%

Central Bedfordshire

59.177

29.201

29.976

-9.345

 

49.596

29.444

20.152

-9.423

 

-16.2%

0.8%

-32.8%

0.8%

Cheshire East

77.789

38.607

39.182

-28.849

 

65.268

38.929

26.340

-29.089

 

-16.1%

0.8%

-32.8%

0.8%

Cheshire West & Chester

92.274

48.061

44.213

-25.611

 

80.209

48.461

31.747

-25.824

 

-13.1%

0.8%

-28.2%

0.8%

Cornwall

191.748

101.777

89.971

20.856

 

167.922

102.625

65.297

21.030

 

-12.4%

0.8%

-27.4%

0.8%

Cumbria

159.256

80.641

78.615

61.533

 

139.871

81.313

58.558

62.046

 

-12.2%

0.8%

-25.5%

0.8%

Derbyshire

195.688

102.447

93.241

85.743

 

171.023

103.301

67.722

86.457

 

-12.6%

0.8%

-27.4%

0.8%

Devon

179.789

93.168

86.621

71.514

 

151.644

93.944

57.700

72.109

 

-15.7%

0.8%

-33.4%

0.8%

Dorset

70.732

36.394

34.338

25.740

 

56.143

36.697

19.446

25.955

 

-20.6%

0.8%

-43.4%

0.8%

East Riding of Yorkshire

92.705

48.312

44.393

5.834

 

80.887

48.714

32.173

5.882

 

-12.7%

0.8%

-27.5%

0.8%

East Sussex

133.223

68.130

65.093

56.828

 

113.805

68.698

45.107

57.302

 

-14.6%

0.8%

-30.7%

0.8%

Essex

321.092

160.319

160.774

117.624

 

279.593

161.655

117.938

118.604

 

-12.9%

0.8%

-26.6%

0.8%

Gloucestershire

136.226

68.770

67.456

48.308

 

119.248

69.343

49.905

48.711

 

-12.5%

0.8%

-26.0%

0.8%

Hampshire

225.865

109.145

116.721

65.673

 

190.818

110.054

80.764

66.220

 

-15.5%

0.8%

-30.8%

0.8%

Herefordshire

56.307

29.625

26.681

6.814

 

47.347

29.872

17.475

6.871

 

-15.9%

0.8%

-34.5%

0.8%

Hertfordshire

231.571

112.602

118.969

63.700

 

193.532

113.540

79.992

64.231

 

-16.4%

0.8%

-32.8%

0.8%

Isle of Wight

55.846

29.743

26.103

12.449

 

49.161

29.991

19.170

12.553

 

-12.0%

0.8%

-26.6%

0.8%

Kent

331.545

170.540

161.005

122.939

 

283.386

171.961

111.425

123.964

 

-14.5%

0.8%

-30.8%

0.8%

Lancashire

330.938

171.975

158.963

138.915

 

292.249

173.408

118.842

140.072

 

-11.7%

0.8%

-25.2%

0.8%

Leicestershire

112.392

56.159

56.233

36.439

 

93.619

56.627

36.992

36.743

 

-16.7%

0.8%

-34.2%

0.8%

Lincolnshire

195.837

101.167

94.670

81.745

 

172.361

102.010

70.351

82.426

 

-12.0%

0.8%

-25.7%

0.8%

Norfolk

279.113

140.698

138.416

114.729

 

250.382

141.870

108.511

115.685

 

-10.3%

0.8%

-21.6%

0.8%

North Yorkshire

120.678

61.461

59.218

42.588

 

99.345

61.973

37.372

42.943

 

-17.7%

0.8%

-36.9%

0.8%

Northamptonshire

161.453

83.517

77.936

57.471

 

140.078

84.213

55.865

57.950

 

-13.2%

0.8%

-28.3%

0.8%

Northumberland

119.543

62.548

56.995

23.859

 

104.529

63.069

41.459

24.058

 

-12.6%

0.8%

-27.3%

0.8%

Nottinghamshire

189.170

98.839

90.331

79.617

 

162.896

99.662

63.234

80.280

 

-13.9%

0.8%

-30.0%

0.8%

Oxfordshire

127.614

65.309

62.305

37.085

 

105.184

65.853

39.331

37.394

 

-17.6%

0.8%

-36.9%

0.8%

Shropshire

90.121

46.361

43.760

10.036

 

78.313

46.747

31.566

10.120

 

-13.1%

0.8%

-27.9%

0.8%

Somerset

119.546

61.993

57.553

47.599

 

104.750

62.509

42.241

47.996

 

-12.4%

0.8%

-26.6%

0.8%

Staffordshire

181.640

91.844

89.796

68.098

 

156.876

92.609

64.267

68.666

 

-13.6%

0.8%

-28.4%

0.8%

Suffolk

183.489

93.217

90.272

68.986

 

162.224

93.994

68.230

69.561

 

-11.6%

0.8%

-24.4%

0.8%

Surrey

214.286

104.487

109.799

58.915

 

172.436

105.357

67.078

59.406

 

-19.5%

0.8%

-38.9%

0.8%

Warwickshire

114.257

58.175

56.082

35.141

 

96.162

58.660

37.503

35.434

 

-15.8%

0.8%

-33.1%

0.8%

West Sussex

148.354

71.935

76.419

40.377

 

125.614

72.535

53.080

40.713

 

-15.3%

0.8%

-30.5%

0.8%

Wiltshire

104.251

52.542

51.709

-18.157

 

87.705

52.980

34.726

-18.308

 

-15.9%

0.8%

-32.8%

0.8%

Worcestershire

111.982

57.623

54.358

40.743

 

94.450

58.104

36.347

41.082

 

-15.7%

0.8%

-33.1%

0.8%

 

I hope this clarifies the position but if you have any questions please let me know. We will obviously be summarising the position in the report that is to be considered by GPC in January.

 

Hoping you all have a fantastic festive period.

 

Chris

Chris

Chris Malyon 
Chief Finance Officer
 
Cambridgeshire County Council 
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