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Local authority capital expenditure

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  • Release date: 7 October 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
This report has been discontinued. Data will now be published in the new report ‘Local authority revenue and capital outturn expenditure’.

An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.

Key points

  • Capital expenditure for 2013-14 was £1,041 million or £338 per head of population. This represents a decrease of £47 million or 4% over the previous year.
  • Capital receipts for 2013-14 were £52 million, an increase of £12 million or 31% over the previous year.
  • Of the overall capital expenditure, education accounted for 26% (£274 million) followed by housing 21% (£224 million) and transport 17% (£175  million).
  • Police, fire and national park authorities reported expenditure of £40 million, £11 million and £2 million respectively.
  • Capital receipts came mostly from housing £12 million and planning and development £11 million.


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