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European approval for new Wales RDP
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This report has been discontinued. Data will now be published in the new report ‘Local authority revenue budget and capital forecast’.
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.
- In 2014-15, total capital forecast expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national park authorities is £1,211 million. This represents a year on year increase of £109 million or 10%, mainly due to a forecast increase in unsupported borrowing and a reduced forecast in the previous year.
- Unitary authorities report an increase of £130 million or 13% in their capital forecast expenditure to £1,144 million. Police report a decrease of 29% in their capital forecast expenditure to £45 million, while fire authorities show a decrease of £1 million to £21 million over the previous year.
- Education services account for 26% of the total capital forecast expenditure, housing services 22% and planning and economic development 14%.
- 56% of the funding for this expenditure is from authorities own internal financing. The remaining 44% is in the form of external support, mainly from the Welsh Government in grants and supported borrowing.
- The unsupported borrowing element of internal financing is forecast to increase by £83 million or 29% to £371 million over the previous year.
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