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Local authority capital forecast

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  • Release date: 28 May 2014
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 17 June 2015
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.

Key points

  • 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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