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Local Government Finance Act 1988

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Transport grants

87Transport grants

(1)The Secretary of State shall pay to a defined council a grant for a chargeable financial year if he accepts that at least some of its estimated relevant transport expenditure for the year is appropriate to be taken into account for the purposes of this section.

(2)The amount of the grant shall be a proportion of so much of the council’s estimated relevant transport expenditure for the year as he accepts under subsection (1) above.

(3)The proportion shall be such as is determined for the year by the Secretary of State and shall be the same as regards each council to which a grant is paid for the year under this section.

(4)A grant under this section shall be paid at such time, or in instalments of such amounts and at such times, as the Secretary of State thinks fit; and any such time need not fall within the financial year concerned.

(5)In deciding whether to accept any of a council’s estimated relevant transport expenditure for a financial year under subsection (1) above, and how much of it to accept, the Secretary of State may have regard to the following matters (in addition to any other matters he thinks fit)—

(a)whether the council’s relevant transport expenditure for any preceding financial year or years is greater or smaller than its estimated relevant transport expenditure for that year or those years;

(b)the extent (if any) to which it is greater or smaller.

(6)The total accepted under subsection (1) above as regards all defined councils for a particular financial year shall not exceed such amount as is approved by the Treasury for the year.

88Transport grants: supplementary

(1)This section applies for the purposes of section 87 above.

(2)Each of the following is a defined council—

(a)a county council,

(b)a metropolitan district council,

(c)a London borough council, and

(d)the Common Council.

(3)A council’s relevant transport expenditure for a financial year is the expenditure it calculates it incurred in the year in connection with—

(a)highways or the regulation of traffic (where the council is English), or

(b)highways, the regulation of traffic or public transport (where the council is Welsh).

(4)But in making the calculation expenditure shall be left out of account unless, at the time the calculation is made, it is prescribed expenditure for the purposes of Part VIII of the [1980 c. 65.] Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.

(5)A council’s estimated relevant transport expenditure for a financial year is the expenditure it estimates it will incur in the year in connection with—

(a)highways or the regulation of traffic (where the council is English), or

(b)highways, the regulation of traffic or public transport (where the council is Welsh).

(6)But in making the estimate expenditure shall be left out of account unless, at the time the estimate is made, it is prescribed expenditure for the purposes of Part VIII of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.

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