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Local authority capital forecast

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  • Release date: 29 May 2013
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 28 May 2014
An annual report which includes information by type of service and local authority.

Key points

  • In 2013-14, total capital forecast expenditure as reported by Welsh local authorities, including police, fire and national park authorities is £1,102 million - this represents a year on year decrease of £111 million or 9% although forecast expenditure still remains higher than in recent years.
  • Unitary authorities report a decrease of £121 million or 11% in their capital forecast expenditure to £1,015 million.
  • Police report an increase of 9% in their capital forecast expenditure to £63 million, while fire authorities show an increase of £7 million to £22 million over the previous year.
  • Education services account for 24% of the total capital forecast expenditure, housing services 20% and roads and transport 15%.
  • 52% of the funding for this expenditure is from authorities own internal financing.
  • The remaining 48% 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 £5 million or 2% to £287 million over the previous year.


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