Select Committee on Health Memoranda


MEMORANDUM

Memorandum by the Department of Health

Table 5.1.4

COMPARISON OF PSS-SSA FOR THE LATEST TWO YEARS


£ million and percentages
Summary Table
1998-99
1999-2000
% difference

Inner London
769.767
792.927
3.0
Outer London
856.594
886.903
3.5
London Total
1,626.361
1,679.830
3.3
Metropolitan Sub Total
1,942.833
2,107.413
8.5
Shire Counties
2,991.506
3,149.733
5.3
Shire Unitary Authorities
1,253.952
1,331.024
6.1
Shire Sub-total
4,245.457
4,480.757
5.5
ENGLAND TOTAL
7,814.651
8,268.000
5.8

INNER LONDON
City of London
1.563
2.141
36.9
Camden
61.751
62.276
0.9
Greenwich
54.460
59.829
9.9
Hackney
74.325
70.924
-4.6
Hammersmith and Fulham
47.201
47.450
0.5
Islington
62.989
63.842
1.4
Kensington and Chelsea
41.484
42.924
3.5
Lambeth
88.775
85.677
-3.5
Lewisham
71.877
72.399
0.7
Southwark
74.806
81.220
8.6
Tower Hamlets
63.511
70.136
10.4
Wandsworth
68.153
70.929
4.1
Westminster
58.871
63.180
7.3
Sub-total
769.767
792.927
3.0
OUTER LONDON
Barking and Dagenham
33.451
40.115
19.9
Barnet
56.293
57.160
1.5
Bexley
30.511
34.958
14.6
Brent
62.388
57.980
-7.1
Bromley
42.433
45.988
8.4
Croydon
55.453
57.303
3.3
Ealing
62.257
62.472
0.3
Enfield
47.445
51.591
8.7
Haringey
60.534
56.376
-6.9
Harrow
34.686
35.983
3.7
Havering
31.752
34.526
8.7
Hillingdon
37.911
40.156
5.9
Hounslow
40.673
42.113
3.5
Kingston-upon-Thames
20.269
21.483
6.0
Merton
30.422
33.010
8.5
Newham
65.129
62.896
-3.4
Redbridge
39.465
41.741
5.8
Richmond-upon-Thames
26.442
27.734
4.9
Sutton
27.193
29.319
7.8
Waltham Forest
51.887
54.001
4.1
Sub-total
856.594
886.903
3.5
London Sub-total
1,626.361
1,679.830
3.3
ENGLAND TOTAL
7,814.651
8,268.000
5.8

METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS
Barnsley
36.555
40.442
10.6
Birmingham
209.271
213.861
2.2
Bolton
43.439
47.300
8.9
Bradford
81.198
83.862
3.3
Bury
26.168
28.292
8.1
Calderdale
28.746
30.755
7.0
Coventry
50.562
55.049
8.9
Doncaster
44.686
49.286
10.3
Dudley
44.307
49.726
12.2
Gateshead
35.261
40.197
14.0
Kirklees
60.045
62.197
3.6
Knowsley
30.512
36.111
18.4
Leeds
115.244
123.268
7.0
Liverpool
100.400
111.716
11.3
Manchester
103.344
105.994
2.6
Newcastle upon Tyne
52.731
58.970
11.8
North Tyneside
33.064
37.531
13.5
Oldham
36.980
39.562
7.0
Rochdale
34.772
38.017
9.3
Rotherham
40.689
46.143
13.4
Salford
45.626
50.561
10.8
Sandwell
57.424
63.319
10.3
Sefton
49.663
53.516
7.8
Sheffield
98.697
107.439
8.9
Solihull
24.349
27.565
13.2
South Tyneside
28.784
33.714
17.1
St Helens
28.632
32.627
14.0
Stockport
39.151
43.401
10.9
Sunderland
51.406
57.451
11.8
Tameside
36.042
40.174
11.5
Trafford
32.767
34.193
4.4
Wakefield
47.541
53.407
12.3
Walsall
47.519
49.639
4.5
Wigan
46.380
51.926
12.0
Wirral
55.426
60.927
9.9
Wolverhampton
45.449
49.275
8.4
Metropolitan Sub-total
1,942.833
2,107.413
8.5
ENGLAND TOTAL
7,814.651
8,268.000
5.8

SHIRE COUNTIES
Bedfordshire
44.404
46.436
4.6
Buckinghamshire
53.123
54.624
2.8
Cambridgeshire
63.712
67.300
5.6
Cheshire
82.658
89.064
7.7
Cornwall
71.338
76.676
7.5
Cumbria
68.264
73.435
7.6
Derbyshire
98.561
105.922
7.5
Devon
97.583
101.824
4.3
Dorset
52.186
54.798
5.0
Durham
79.392
88.713
11.7
East Sussex
81.311
82.308
1.2
Essex
172.301
185.579
7.7
Gloucestershire
70.932
75.545
6.5
Hampshire
140.137
145.063
3.5
Hertfordshire
140.562
145.941
3.8
Kent
189.754
197.541
4.1
Lancashire
167.807
174.928
4.2
Leicestershire
64.202
69.144
7.7
Lincolnshire
82.327
87.061
5.8
Norfolk
107.473
114.085
6.2
North Yorkshire
71.579
71.927
0.5
Northamptonshire
75.443
81.346
7.8
Northumberland
42.560
45.987
8.1
Nottinghamshire
96.908
104.069
7.4
Oxfordshire
72.914
73.885
1.3
Shropshire
35.789
38.329
7.1
Somerset
65.256
68.124
4.4
Staffordshire
96.536
104.400
8.1
Suffolk
88.352
93.150
5.4
Surrey
134.019
137.183
2.4
Warwickshire
61.872
66.946
8.2
West Sussex
106.461
106.904
0.4
Wiltshire
48.928
50.826
3.9
Worcestershire
66.861
70.669
5.7
Shires Sub-total
2,991.506
3,149.733
5.3
ENGLAND TOTAL
7,814.651
8,268.000
5.8

SHIRE UNITARY AUTHORITIES
Isles of Scilly
0.258
0.223
-13.5
Isle of Wight
20.734
21.589
4.1
Bath & North East Somerset
22.746
23.523
3.4
Blackburn with Darwen
24.250
24.939
2.8
Blackpool
28.853
29.974
3.9
Bournemouth
31.554
31.237
-1.0
Bracknell Forest
12.744
13.537
6.2
Brighton & Hove
49.272
49.704
0.9
Bristol
66.931
70.812
5.8
Darlington
15.506
16.377
5.6
Derby
37.809
39.368
4.1
East Riding of Yorkshire
37.946
40.098
5.7
Halton
18.907
21.488
13.7
Hartlepool
14.850
16.615
11.9
Herefordshire
21.804
23.057
5.7
Kingston upon Hull
50.717
54.787
8.0
Leicester
57.304
57.227
-0.1
Luton
26.761
28.533
6.6
Medway
29.499
32.019
8.5
Middlesbrough
25.305
27.491
8.6
Milton Keynes
24.296
26.411
8.7
West Berkshire
14.898
14.979
0.5
North East Lincolnshire
23,849
25.552
7.1
North Lincolnshire
20.393
21.965
7.7
North Somerset
25.057
25.994
3.7
Notthingham
55.112
59.781
8.5
Peterborough
22.284
23.645
6.1
Plymouth
40.836
42.516
4.1
Poole
19.463
21.069
8.3
Portsmouth
32.969
34.299
4.0
Reading
21.395
21.889
2.3
Redcar and Cleveland
21.521
23.823
10.7
Rutland
3.386
3.577
5.7
Slough
19.790
20.805
5.1
Southend-on-Sea
29.518
32.468
10.0
South Gloucestershire23.538
26.235
11.5
Southampton
37.146
38.851
4.6
Stockton-on-Tees
24.729
27.586
11.6
Stoke-on-Trent
41.200
46.787
13.6
Swindon
21.363
23.281
9.0
Thurrock
18.539
21.235
14.5
Torbay
24.066
24.944
3.7
Warrington
24.530
26.497
8.0
Windsor and Maidenhead
16.547
16.819
1.6
Wokingham
11.571
11.784
1.8
Telford and The Wrekin
19.704
21.937
11.3
York
22.505
23.696
5.3
Shire Unitary Sub-total
1,253.952
1,331.024
6.1
Shires Sub-total
4,245.457
4,480.757
5.5
ENGLAND TOTAL
7,814.651
8,268.000
5.8


5.2  Comparison of Budgets with SSAs

  Could the Department provide a table comparing PSS SSAs with the corresponding budget for each local authority for the latest two years for which comparable information is available? Could the Department illustrate how the total of PSS SSAs and budgeted expenditure in PSS have compared at the national level over the latest 5 years? Could the Department provide a commentary on any trends shown by these figures?

  1.  Comparisons of 1997-98 PSS SSAs with provisional outturn expenditure, and 1998-99 PSS SSAs with budgeted expenditure for each local authority, appear at Table 5.2.1. Provisional outturn and budget figures have been provided by local authorities but have been adjusted by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to make them comparable with standard spending assessments. This has meant excluding expenditure supported by special and specific grants, and making some other technical changes. The provisional outturn figures for 1997-98 and budget figures for 1999-00 are therefore not on the same basis as figures quoted in response to other questions (where such adjustments have not been made)

  2.  The money provided to local authorities by Government is not hypothecated. That is, it is a block amount within which the amounts to be spent on each service, such as PSS, are not prescribed. Local authorities decide how precisely to deploy these resources in the light of local circumstances and priorities. Authorities are free to spend more or less than the amount of the SSA for any particular service.

  3.  The table shows that only 20 local authorities planned to spend less on social services than indicated by the level of their SSA in 1998-99. This compares to 18 such authorities in 1997-98. Taken together, authorities spent broadly 9 per cent more on social services than the total of PSS SSAs in both years. The table shows a wide variation between authorities in 1998-99, ranging from a few spending over 30 per cent more than PSS SSA to those spending below SSA. The figures show marked differences in the levels of expenditure between similar and neighbouring councils. Generally, however, unitary authorities tend to exceed their SSAs for social services by a higher average amount than the other classes of authorities. Shire county areas tend to exceed their PSS SSAs by the lowest amounts.

  4.  Figure 5.2.2 compares PSS SSAs and budgeted expenditure at the national level in recent years. The growth in the amount spent on social services by local authorities is broadly in line with the increase in Government provision in the last few years.


 
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