Chorley Council taxpayers are a top beneficiary in the amount of New Homes Bonus it has received from the Conservative led coalition. Of over 325 councils, Chorley is ranked 94th highest having received £1,783,262 since the scheme begun, of which £739,008 this year.
The New Homes Bonus is a grant paid by central government to local councils for increasing the number of homes and their use.
The New Homes Bonus is paid each year for 6 years. It’s based on the amount of extra Council Tax revenue raised for new-build homes, conversions and long-term empty homes brought back into use. There is also an extra payment for providing affordable homes.
The Lancashire tables
Burnley £254,585 314th highest
CHORLEY £739,008 109th highest
Fylde £308,084 230th highest
Hyndburn £5,320 325th highest
Lancaster £267,358 261st highest
Pendle £179,420 310th highest
Preston £126,132 304th highest
Ribble Valley £188,053 312th highest
Rossendale £73,085 319th highest
South Ribble £177,215 289th highest
West Lancashire £392,920 278th highest
Wyre £341.192 256th highest
SINCE SCHEME BEGAN
Burnley £338,027 246th highest
CHORLEY £1,783,262 94th highest
Fylde £893,335 229th highest
Hyndburn £120,633 326th highest
Lancaster £729,166 242nd highest
Pendle £372,612 279th highest
Preston £397,988 305th highest
Ribble Valley £367,698 272nd highest
Rossendale £290,196 321st highest
South Ribble £511,674 282nd highest
West Lancashire £612,129 177th highest
Wyre £760,158 212nd highest
Lancashire County Council has benefited too. Since the scheme began it has received £1.794m.
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