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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2016 No. 135

Local Government

The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2016

Made

1st March 2016

Coming into force

2nd March 2016

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraphs 1 and 9(4) of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with paragraph 2(2) of that Schedule they have consulted with such associations of local authorities as appear to them to be appropriate.

In accordance with paragraph 2(3) of that Schedule(2), a draft of this Order has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2016 and comes into force on the day after the day on which it is made.

Revenue support grant for 2016-2017

2.—(1) The local authorities to which revenue support grant is payable in respect of the financial year 2016-2017 are specified in column 1 of Schedule 1.

(2) The amount of the revenue support grant payable to each local authority specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 in respect of the financial year 2016-2017 is the amount determined in relation to that local authority set out in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the name of that local authority.

Distribution of non-domestic rate income for 2016-2017

3.—(1) The distributable amount of non‑domestic rate income arrived at under paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 in respect of the financial year 2016-2017 is £2,768,500,000.

(2) The local authorities among whom the distributable amount of non‑domestic rate income is distributed in respect of the financial year 2016-2017 are specified in column 1 of Schedule 1.

(3) The amount of non‑domestic rate income distributed to each local authority specified in column 1 of Schedule 1 in respect of the financial year 2016-2017 is that part of the distributable amount for that year determined in relation to that local authority set out in column 3 of that Schedule opposite the name of that local authority.

Revenue support grant for 2015-2016

4.—(1) The local authorities to which revenue support grant is payable in respect of the financial year 2015-2016 are specified in column 1 of Schedule 2.

(2) The amount of the revenue support grant payable to each local authority specified in column 1 of Schedule 2 in respect of the financial year 2015-2016 is the amount redetermined in relation to that local authority set out in column 2 of that Schedule opposite the name of that local authority.

Revocations

5.  Article 2 of, and column 2 of Schedule 1 to, the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2015(3) (which previously determined the amount of revenue support grant payable to each local authority in respect of the financial year 2015-2016) are revoked.

JOHN SWINNEY

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

1st March 2016

Articles 2 and 3

SCHEDULE 1REVENUE SUPPORT GRANT AND DISTRIBUTION OF NON‑DOMESTIC RATE INCOME 2016-2017

Column 1Column 2Column 3
Local AuthorityAmount of revenue support grantAmount of non‑domestic rate income
£m£m
Aberdeen City113.955215.586
Aberdeenshire311.60198.451
Angus168.49529.410
Argyll & Bute165.71730.446
Clackmannanshire77.33916.269
Dumfries & Galloway233.97147.992
Dundee City214.05471.011
East Ayrshire192.44330.239
East Dunbartonshire157.32025.550
East Lothian143.41024.370
East Renfrewshire160.80615.623
Edinburgh (City of)342.516374.650
Eilean Siar88.4578.020
Falkirk205.15168.028
Fife440.122183.331
Glasgow City846.118373.351
Highland310.782127.682
Inverclyde140.22223.331
Midlothian119.18032.026
Moray120.44435.582
North Ayrshire225.80841.459
North Lanarkshire484.043120.544
Orkney Islands57.8329.869
Perth & Kinross185.66357.555
Renfrewshire207.34296.106
Scottish Borders169.33133.594
Shetland Islands64.59517.822
South Ayrshire157.15840.755
South Lanarkshire247.922303.113
Stirling116.84046.216
West Dunbartonshire101.41682.793
West Lothian217.48887.726
Scotland Total6,787.5412,768.500

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2REVENUE SUPPORT GRANT 2015-2016

Column 1Column 2
Local AuthorityAmount of revenue support grant
£m
Aberdeen City130.618
Aberdeenshire324.275
Angus176.708
Argyll & Bute176.473
Clackmannanshire81.766
Dumfries & Galloway245.581
Dundee City237.825
East Ayrshire200.279
East Dunbartonshire163.375
East Lothian147.620
East Renfrewshire165.425
Edinburgh (City of)354.576
Eilean Siar93.467
Falkirk223.140
Fife478.560
Glasgow City887.888
Highland331.287
Inverclyde147.211
Midlothian124.498
Moray124.550
North Ayrshire234.519
North Lanarkshire508.249
Orkney Islands61.439
Perth & Kinross194.219
Renfrewshire211.713
Scottish Borders178.319
Shetland Islands70.155
South Ayrshire163.697
South Lanarkshire259.966
Stirling123.484
West Dunbartonshire108.034
West Lothian217.938
Scotland Total7,146.854

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order—

(a)determines the amount of the revenue support grant payable to each local authority in Scotland in respect of the financial year 2016-2017 (article 2 and Schedule 1);

(b)determines the amount of non‑domestic rate income to be distributed to each local authority in respect of that year (article 3 and Schedule 1);

(c)redetermines the amount of the revenue support grant payable to each local authority in respect of the financial year 2015-2016 (article 4 and Schedule 2); and

(d)makes consequential revocations in the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2015 (article 5).

(1)

1992 c.14. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46). The requirement to obtain Treasury consent was removed by section 55 of that Act.

(2)

Paragraph 2(3) has been modified by paragraph 6 of schedule 3 to the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 10).

(3)

S.S.I. 2015/56. Schedule 1 was amended by S.S.I. 2015/125.

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