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Council cuts: Who will lose out most?

Councils in England will see their overall spending power fall by an average of 1.8% from next year, the government says. However, some local authorities will see it drop by up to 6.4%.

Most local authority funding comes from central government, with about a quarter raised through council tax.

English councils say this central funding is being cut by 8.8%. However, government ministers say the amount local authorities can spend - taking into account other resources, including business rates - will fall on average by 1.8%.

The map below shows how the latest reduction in spending power will affect local district and unitary authorities in 2015-16.

It does not include the shire counties - or county councils - in two-tier authority areas, which also face cuts in government money.

The table below shows the change in spending power of all local authorities, including shire counties.

% change in spending power, 2015-16
Local authority % change
Preston -6.4
Broxtowe -6.4
Copeland -6.4
Barrow-in-Furness -6.4
Hyndburn -6.4
Great Yarmouth -6.4
Tamworth -6.4
City of London -6.4
Chesterfield -6.4
East Lindsey -6.4
Allerdale -6.4
Tendring -6.4
Boston -6.4
Hastings -6.4
Pendle -6.4
Wellingborough -6.4
Burnley -6.4
Lancaster -6.4
Scarborough -6.4
North East Derbyshire -6.4
Hackney -6.3
Waveney -6.3
Broxbourne -6.3
Bassetlaw -6.3
Craven -6.3
South Holland -6.2
Norwich -6.2
Cannock Chase -6.1
Gosport -6
Knowsley -6
Birmingham -6
Bolsover -6
Southwark -5.9
Liverpool -5.9
West Somerset -5.9
Eastbourne -5.8
Crawley -5.8
Oadby and Wigston -5.8
Kingston upon Hull -5.7
King's Lynn and West Norfolk -5.6
Middlesbrough -5.6
Dover -5.6
Melton -5.6
Nuneaton and Bedworth -5.6
Mansfield -5.6
Nottingham -5.5
Lewisham -5.5
Leicester -5.4
Haringey -5.4
Westminster -5.3
Thanet -5.3
Newham -5.2
Erewash -5.2
Oxford -5.2
Barking and Dagenham -5.2
Amber Valley -5.2
West Midlands Fire -5.2
Newark and Sherwood -5.2
Sandwell -5.0
Fenland -5.0
North Devon -5.0
Manchester -5.0
Lincoln -5.0
High Peak -5
Merseyside Fire -5
Lambeth -5
Redditch -5
Islington -5
South Staffordshire -5
Tower Hamlets -5
West Lancashire -5
Wolverhampton -5
Maldon -4.9
Eden -4.9
Staffordshire Moorlands -4.9
Purbeck -4.9
Newcastle upon Tyne -4.9
Braintree -4.8
Blackburn with Darwen -4.8
Rossendale -4.7
Greater Manchester Fire -4.7
Tyne and Wear Fire -4.7
Havant -4.7
North Warwickshire -4.7
East Staffordshire -4.7
Blackpool -4.7
Gravesham -4.7
Hammersmith and Fulham -4.7
Camden -4.5
Hartlepool -4.5
Brent -4.5
Stevenage -4.5
Breckland -4.5
Oldham -4.5
Shepway -4.5
Basildon -4.5
Harlow -4.4
North Norfolk -4.4
Castle Point -4.4
South Yorkshire Fire -4.4
Rochdale -4.4
West Yorkshire Fire -4.4
Adur -4.4
North Kesteven -4.4
Ipswich -4.4
Greenwich -4.4
Broadland -4.4
Tunbridge Wells -4.4
Hambleton -4.3
Worcester -4.3
Epping Forest -4.3
Carlisle -4.3
Forest Heath -4.3
Torridge -4.3
Sunderland -4.2
Chelmsford -4.2
Halton -4.2
Stoke-on-Trent -4.2
Waltham Forest -4.2
Enfield -4.2
East Cambridgeshire -4.2
Newcastle-under-Lyme -4
Sheffield -4
Swale -4
Runnymede -4
Bradford -4
South Tyneside -4
Suffolk Coastal -4
Canterbury -4
Walsall -4
Warwick -3.9
Coventry -3.9
Stafford -3.9
New Forest -3.9
Salford -3.9
Worthing -3.8
Tameside -3.8
West Oxfordshire -3.8
Guildford -3.8
Forest of Dean -3.8
Gateshead -3.8
Ashford -3.7
North East Lincolnshire -3.7
Redcar and Cleveland -3.7
Bolton -3.7
Wyre Forest -3.6
West Lindsey -3.6
St Edmundsbury -3.6
Chiltern -3.6
Gedling -3.6
Weymouth and Portland -3.6
Lewes -3.5
Blaby -3.5
Selby -3.5
South Somerset -3.4
Derby -3.4
Welwyn Hatfield -3.3
Portsmouth -3.3
Plymouth -3.3
Wandsworth -3.2
West Dorset -3.2
Rother -3.2
Cherwell -3.2
Rushmoor -3.2
Exeter -3.1
Gloucester -3.1
Rotherham -3.1
Richmondshire -3.1
St Helens -3.1
Southampton -3.1
Derbyshire Dales -3.1
Fareham -3
Wyre -3
Torbay -3
Ashfield -3
Doncaster -3
Wycombe -3
Kensington and Chelsea -3
West Devon -3
Lichfield -2.9
Harrogate -2.9
Sefton -2.9
Luton -2.9
Slough -2.8
Mendip -2.8
Dudley -2.8
Sedgemoor -2.8
Woking -2.8
Arun -2.7
East Northamptonshire -2.7
Northampton -2.7
Durham -2.7
Rushcliffe -2.7
Eastleigh -2.7
Wirral -2.7
Telford and the Wrekin -2.7
Bristol -2.6
Mid Devon -2.6
Christchurch -2.6
Peterborough -2.6
Barnsley -2.6
South Kesteven -2.5
Babergh -2.5
Ryedale -2.5
Kirklees -2.5
Dacorum -2.5
Wigan -2.5
Redbridge -2.5
Ealing -2.5
North Tyneside -2.4
Hinckley and Bosworth -2.4
Mole Valley -2.4
Southend-on-Sea -2.4
North Lincolnshire -2.4
South Ribble -2.4
Bury -2.2
Leeds -2.2
Huntingdonshire -2.2
Darlington -2.2
Charnwood -2.2
Brentwood -2.2
Cheltenham -2.2
Thurrock -2.2
South Hams -2.1
Stockton-on-Tees -2.1
Calderdale -2.1
East Dorset -2.1
Wakefield -2
Brighton & Hove -2
North Hertfordshire -2
Spelthorne -2
Hounslow -1.9
South Lakeland -1.9
Daventry -1.9
Hertsmere -1.9
Croydon -1.8
Malvern Hills -1.8
Basingstoke and Deane -1.8
Isle of Wight Council -1.7
Harrow -1.7
Reading -1.7
Milton Keynes -1.7
Waverley -1.6
Corby -1.6
Kettering -1.6
South Derbyshire -1.5
Fylde -1.5
Watford -1.5
Medway -1.3
Bromsgrove -1.3
Merton -1.3
Sevenoaks -1.3
East Riding of Yorkshire -1.2
Hillingdon -1.1
Bournemouth -1.1
Stockport -1.1
Maidstone -1.1
East Hertfordshire -1.1
Ribble Valley -1
Mid Suffolk -1
South Bucks -1
Northumberland -1
North Dorset -0.9
Norfolk -0.9
Chorley -0.8
Elmbridge -0.8
Herefordshire -0.7
Trafford -0.7
Sutton -0.7
Lancashire -0.7
Bexley -0.7
Surrey Heath -0.7
Cornwall -0.7
Cumbria -0.6
Rugby -0.6
Dartford -0.6
Chichester -0.6
Lincolnshire -0.5
Rochford -0.5
Warrington -0.4
Shropshire -0.4
Tandridge -0.4
Stratford-on-Avon -0.3
Suffolk -0.2
Bedford -0.2
Derbyshire -0.2
Three Rivers -0.2
South Northamptonshire -0.1
Nottinghamshire -0.1
Swindon -0.1
York -0.1
Hart -0.1
Stroud -0.1
Teignbridge 0
North West Leicestershire 0
Cheshire West & Chester 0
Barnet 0.1
St Albans 0.1
Colchester 0.1
Vale of White Horse 0.2
Epsom and Ewell 0.3
Tonbridge and Malling 0.3
Northamptonshire 0.3
Somerset 0.4
Solihull 0.4
Kent 0.4
North Somerset 0.4
Warwickshire 0.5
Devon 0.5
East Sussex 0.5
Harborough 0.5
Cotswold 0.5
Staffordshire 0.5
Havering 0.6
Gloucestershire 0.6
Essex 0.7
South Gloucestershire 0.7
Taunton Deane 0.7
Bracknell Forest 0.9
Worcestershire 0.9
Bath & North East Somerset 1
Winchester 1
Isles of Scilly 1
North Yorkshire 1.1
Test Valley 1.1
South Norfolk 1.1
Bromley 1.1
Oxfordshire 1.2
Mid Sussex 1.2
Kingston upon Thames 1.3
Wiltshire 1.3
Wychavon 1.4
Cheshire East 1.4
Cambridgeshire 1.5
South Oxfordshire 1.5
Poole 1.5
Wealden 1.5
Leicestershire 1.6
Hertfordshire 1.7
East Hampshire 1.7
West Berkshire 1.7
Richmond upon Thames 1.7
Reigate and Banstead 1.8
Rutland 1.8
Central Bedfordshire 1.8
Dorset 1.9
South Cambridgeshire 2.1
Aylesbury Vale 2.2
Cambridge 2.2
Buckinghamshire 2.4
Hampshire 2.4
Windsor and Maidenhead 2.5
West Sussex 2.6
Wokingham 2.6
East Devon 2.7
Horsham 2.9
Uttlesford 3.1
Surrey 3.1
Tewkesbury 3.2

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