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The standard spending assessment as a measure of spending needs in a non-metropolitan district.

Flowerdew, Robin and Francis, B. J. and Lucas, S. (1994) The standard spending assessment as a measure of spending needs in a non-metropolitan district. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 12 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1472-3425

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Abstract

Central government assistance to local government in England is based on the Stan dard Spending Assessment (SSA), which is intended to reflect the spending needs of each local council. This paper is an evaluation of the methodology used in calculating SSA, with particular reference to the district-level service element of the All Other Services block of SSA. This element accounts for the vast majority of SSA for nonmetropolitan district councils. The first section of the paper is concerned with the overall structure of the SSA methodology, and the second section is an examination of some of the details of how it was implemented. Barrow-in Furness is used as an illustrative example. In the conclusion some specific problems are high lighted and some potential improvements are suggested.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 19664
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2008 09:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19664

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