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LOCAL GOVERNMENT FACTS AND STATISTICS HANDBOOK PUBLISHED

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A handbook of local government facts and statistics has been published today. The guide - Local Government Financia...
A handbook of local government facts and statistics has been published today. The guide - Local Government Financial Statistics No 4 1990/91-93/94 - includes: A commentary on the existing structure of local government.

A summary of local authority spending and income for the first years (1990/91 and 1991/92) of the community charge, and comparison with previous years.

Information about 1993/4 budgets. Information about how local spending is financed. Key points include: Local authority gross spending was nearly £65 billion in 1991/92, of which 34% was on education and 16% on housing.

Local authority spending accounted for 27.4% of General Government Expenditure in 1991/92, and 9.3% of domestic expenditure in 1992.

About 17% of local government expenditure will be met by the council tax in 1993/94. 2.4 million people (full-time equivalents) were employed by councils in 1992.
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