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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Audit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the failure of EY to complete local authority audits within the required time limits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 264322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of this issue, affecting 19 local government bodies and, together with Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd, are monitoring the situation. It is not acceptable for a professional services firm like EY to be unable to meet its contractual obligations to the statutory timetable and we expect the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible.</p><p>The forthcoming review of the local audit regime will consider the implications of our audit policy, including the timeliness of audit completion.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:27:52.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:27:52.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1105515
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress is being made on introducing mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 237598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We are working to bring into force regulations on mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval and timetable. As outlined in the Government response to the consultation on Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector, published on 29 January 2019, we will work with industry to produce guidance for landlords setting out the skills and qualifications relevant to determining competence of those carrying out electrical inspections. We intend to work with local authorities in England as we develop the range of sanctions available to them for non-compliance.</p><p>We regularly consult with stakeholder groups including tenants, and in July 2018, we updated our ‘How to’ guides, a series of checklists for renting in England which must be provided to tenants at the outset of all new tenancies. Further consultation with tenant groups will take place when the Electrical Safety Regulations come into force to raise tenant awareness about the changes and the ‘How to’ guides will be updated accordingly.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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237599 more like this
237601 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:34:14.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:34:14.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1105517
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultation is being undertaken with consumer groups on ensuring tenant awareness of forthcoming electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 237599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We are working to bring into force regulations on mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval and timetable. As outlined in the Government response to the consultation on Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector, published on 29 January 2019, we will work with industry to produce guidance for landlords setting out the skills and qualifications relevant to determining competence of those carrying out electrical inspections. We intend to work with local authorities in England as we develop the range of sanctions available to them for non-compliance.</p><p>We regularly consult with stakeholder groups including tenants, and in July 2018, we updated our ‘How to’ guides, a series of checklists for renting in England which must be provided to tenants at the outset of all new tenancies. Further consultation with tenant groups will take place when the Electrical Safety Regulations come into force to raise tenant awareness about the changes and the ‘How to’ guides will be updated accordingly.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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237598 more like this
237601 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:34:14.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:34:14.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1105518
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of preventing landlords and letting agents from letting a property if that property does not have a gas safety certificate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 237600 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>All landlords must provide a tenant with a gas safety certification at the start of the tenancy and within 28 days of each annual gas safety check, if there is a gas installation. Landlords of tenants on assured shorthold tenancies (which started or were renewed after 1 October 2015) cannot serve an eviction notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 if the gas safety certificate has not been provided.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:34:48.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:34:48.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1105519
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultation his Department has undertaken with local government on enforcement powers for new regulations for mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 237601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We are working to bring into force regulations on mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval and timetable. As outlined in the Government response to the consultation on Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector, published on 29 January 2019, we will work with industry to produce guidance for landlords setting out the skills and qualifications relevant to determining competence of those carrying out electrical inspections. We intend to work with local authorities in England as we develop the range of sanctions available to them for non-compliance.</p><p>We regularly consult with stakeholder groups including tenants, and in July 2018, we updated our ‘How to’ guides, a series of checklists for renting in England which must be provided to tenants at the outset of all new tenancies. Further consultation with tenant groups will take place when the Electrical Safety Regulations come into force to raise tenant awareness about the changes and the ‘How to’ guides will be updated accordingly.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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237598 more like this
237599 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:34:14.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:34:14.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Sheffield City Region more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2019 to 228561 on Housing: Construction, whether any local authorities in the Sheffield City Region will be eligible for funding under each of those proposals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 231365 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
star this property answer text <p>No area in England is excluded from this funding. We welcome applications or bids from any and all parts of the Sheffield City Region.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T14:28:07.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T14:28:07.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Dementia more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department is using for projected rates of dementia in the technical review of local authorities’ needs and resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is undertaking a review of the relative needs and resources of local authorities in England, with a view to setting fresh baseline funding levels in 2020-21. We are working closely with local government representatives and others to consider the drivers of local authorities’ costs, the resources available locally to fund services, and how we should account for these in a way that draws a more transparent and understandable link between local circumstances and resource allocations.</p><p>The Government recognises the importance of getting its approach to Adult Social Care funding right and has identified this as a service area which will require a specific funding formula. The Government believes that the best available option is to deploy the most up-to-date formula available, which offers appropriate levels of analytical robustness. Our leading option, as set out in our December 2018 consultation, is to base a formula on work commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care and undertaken by LG Futures (a specialist consultancy firm), together with the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent and the London School of Economics and Political Science. This formula uses population projections and provides a robust and contemporary measure of need for all Adult Social Care services across England, including care for those with dementia.</p><p>Further information on this research can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.pssru.ac.uk/project-pages/adult-social-care-rnf-review/" target="_blank">https://www.pssru.ac.uk/project-pages/adult-social-care-rnf-review/</a>.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:20:37.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:20:37.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the criteria for the distribution of the (a) Housing Infrastructure Fund Forward Fund, (b) Estates Regeneration Fund, (c) Home Building Fund, (d) Small Sites Fund and (e) Land Assembly Fund on the number of houses built in different local authority areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 228561 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The criteria of these funds have been designed to ensure homes are built in the areas that need them most. It is absolutely right that government tackles the issue of affordability where it is most acute, and ensure value for money for the taxpayer.</p><p>The effect of this funding will be to build more homes in areas where affordability pressures are most severe.</p><p>These five funds will continue to deliver on the Government's ambitious housing targets including the aim to deliver 300,000 homes per annum by the mid 2020’s.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T16:23:39.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T16:23:39.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the oral contribution of 5 February 2019 of the Under-Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Official Report column 289, how that 4 per cent figure relating to deprivation was calculated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 224297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government is undertaking a review of the relative needs and resources of local authorities in England, with a view to setting fresh baseline funding levels in 2020-21. We are working closely with local government representatives and others to consider the drivers of local authorities’ costs, the resources available locally to fund services, and how we should account for these in a way that draws a more transparent and understandable link between local circumstances and resource allocations.</p><p>In December 2018 the Government published a consultation paper, which set out a proposed approach to assessing the relative needs of local authorities. Our analysis has shown that for many universal services, the number of people in each local authority area is the most important predictor of the costs that councils face in delivering those services. The consultation therefore proposes the introduction of a simple population-based Foundation Formula to account for many of the universal services that local authorities deliver, alongside several specific funding formulas for some of the largest and most complex service areas.</p><p>To understand whether including additional ‘cost drivers’, including deprivation, significantly improves the precision of the Foundation Formula, a comparison was made between the amount of variation in past expenditure that was explained by different combinations of cost drivers, to the total amount of variation in expenditure. The basis on which this comparison was made is set out in pages 19 to 21 of the consultation paper (link below). Whilst, in aggregate terms, deprivation was not shown to be a major cost driver for the services included in the Foundation Formula, to ensure that deprivation is appropriately accounted for in the relative needs assessment, deprivation, or a suitable proxy for deprivation, is taken into account in four of the service-specific formulas that were proposed.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-local-authorities-relative-needs-and-resources" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-local-authorities-relative-needs-and-resources</a>.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:38:29.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:38:29.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the level of reserves held by each local authority in (a) absolute terms and and (b) as a proportion of revenue spending at the end of each of the last three financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 211099 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>MHCLG collects and publishes budget and outturn data from all local authorities annually. This published data allows anyone to see absolute reserves levels and to also calculate reserves as a proportion of revenue spending both at individual local authority and sector wide levels. The measure of reserves that is most commonly referred to is non ring-fenced reserves which can be found in cells 915 &amp; 916. The level of spend that is most commonly used is net service expenditure which can be found in cell 805. A web link to the GOV.UK website where this information is published is provided here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-revenue-expenditure-and-financing</a>.</p><p><br> The Department also publishes a report alongside each data release that provides expenditure and reserves data at both a sector and class of local authority level. A web link to the report for the 2017/18 financial year is provided here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756323/2017-18_RO_Final_Outturn_Statistical_Release.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/756323/2017-18_RO_Final_Outturn_Statistical_Release.pdf.</a></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T17:01:13.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:01:13.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this