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Finance Act 2014

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5.The PWLB’s main function is to make loans to local authorities for the purpose of capital spending and collecting the repayments. The PWLB account for about 75% of local authority borrowing in the UK.

6.This is an administrative measure to update the PWLB’s statutory limit which will allow the PWLB to accommodate future applications for local authority loans. The Finance Act is the legislative vehicle used by the government to increase the PWLB limit in the past.

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