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The Impact of Central Government Policies on Local Authorities’ Transport Expenditure and Provision: 3. Roads Capital Expenditure and Transport Supplementary Grant sine 1985/6

Sanderson, Ian (1988) The Impact of Central Government Policies on Local Authorities’ Transport Expenditure and Provision: 3. Roads Capital Expenditure and Transport Supplementary Grant sine 1985/6. Working Paper. Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds , Leeds, UK.

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Abstract

This report presents results from the third and final stage of a research project, funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, which aims to assess the impact of recent changes in central government policies and powers in relation to local government finance upon local authorities1 transport expenditure and outputs, and upon their approach to addressing local transport problems and needs.

Two previous working papers present findings from the first two stages of the project. The first (Sanderson, 1988A) reviews relevant changes in government policies and financial control mechanisms and identifies major research issues. The second (Sanderson, 1988B) presents the results of an analysis of trends in local authorities1 transport expenditure relative to the Government's spending plans and expenditure provisions over the period since 1979/80 which attempts to identify the impact of changes in government policies and controls.

This working paper reports the findings of a more detailed examination of the operation of the system whereby the Government provides resources for, and exercises control over, local authorities' capital expenditure on local road construction and improvement. Within this broader context the operation of the Transport Supplementary Grant system is examined and, in particular, an attempt is made to assess implications of capital expenditure controls for selected local authorities in terms of their ability to address effectively the transport problems and needs of their areas.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright of the Institute of Transport Studies, University Of Leeds.
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:53
Published Version: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Identification Number: Working Paper 268
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2289

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