The Local Government (Rates Support Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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3.  To calculate the proportion of rates support grant payable to a council, the total of negative variances shall be calculated and each council’s negative variance (if any) expressed as a percentage of the total.

This formula calculates the proportion of rates support grant payable to a council. If the result of the previous calculation under paragraph 3 results in a negative variance, that is the council's needs exceed the council's wealth, the council's negative variance is divided by the total of all councils negative variances and multiplied by 100 to give a percentage allocation of total grant.