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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22713: Annabelle Ewing (Cowdenbeath)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 18 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a table showing the latest (a) available General Fund Reserve Funds held by each local authority and the equivalent in real terms at the end of the financial year 2006-07 and (b) General Fund Reserve Funds as a percentage of its grant to each local authority and the equivalent figure at the end of the financial year 2006-07.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 1 May 2019

Please find the information requested in the following table.

Local Authority

General Fund Reserve
as at 31 March 2007
(Real terms)

General Fund Reserve
as at 31 March 2018

General Fund Reserve
as a % of Total Funding
by SG in 2006-07

General Fund Reserve
as a % of Total Funding
by SG in 2017-18

 

(£ millions)

(£ millions)

  

Aberdeen City

18

41

5%

11%

Aberdeenshire

21

33

5%

7%

Angus

20

27

9%

13%

Argyll & Bute

31

50

13%

24%

Clackmannanshire

4

10

4%

10%

Dumfries & Galloway

36

50

11%

16%

Dundee City

10

14

3%

4%

East Ayrshire

25

40

10%

16%

East Dunbartonshire 

8

17

4%

9%

East Lothian

7

17

4%

9%

East Renfrewshire

9

26

5%

14%

Edinburgh, City of

23

151

3%

19%

Eilean Siar

13

22

9%

21%

Falkirk

22

22

8%

8%

Fife

12

51

2%

8%

Glasgow City

14

49

1%

4%

Highland

37

25

7%

5%

Inverclyde

21

41

11%

24%

Midlothian

12

11

7%

7%

Moray

15

19

8%

11%

North Ayrshire

13

33

5%

11%

North Lanarkshire

20

45

3%

7%

Orkney Islands

20

15

26%

20%

Perth & Kinross

35

51

13%

19%

Renfrewshire

25

45

7%

14%

Scottish Borders

18

20

8%

9%

Shetland Islands

0

48

0%

55%

South Ayrshire

-1

28

0%

13%

South Lanarkshire

5

71

1%

12%

Stirling

8

27

5%

15%

West Dunbartonshire

4

11

2%

6%

West Lothian

5

24

2%

7%

All Local Authorities

511

1,135

5%

11%

Sources: General Fund Reserve figures taken from LFR A0; Total Funding by SG calculated as the sum of funding

specified in the RSG Order, NDRI Order, Specific Grants Order and the Capital Circular for the relevant years.