t: 020 7219 8155 e: fieldm@parliament.uk

Business Rates

October 9, 2006

Question written on 09/10/2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was collected by her Department in business rates within the City of Westminster in each of the last five financial years; and what level of grant was awarded by her Department to Westminster city council for the provision of vital local government services in each year.

Answered by Phil Woolas

The City of Westminster’s contribution to the national non-domestic rate pool between 2001-02 and 2005-06 is shown in the following table. Also shown is the level of Formula Grant given to the City of Westminster in the same period. million Contribution to national non-domestic rate pool Formula Grant2001-027951992002-038382052003-048602162004-058852242005-06936238The contribution to national non-domestic rate pool data are taken from returns made by local authorities to the Department for Communities and Local Government on NNDR3 returns.Formula Grant comprises Revenue Support Grant, National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) and principal Police Grant (not applicable here). The Formula Grant data for 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 are after the amending report.