This statistical release provides quarterly revenue outturn data for local authorities in England, for quarter 1 of the financial year 2011 to 2012, and compares it to revenue account data for the same financial year.
Following publication at 9:30 am on 29 September 2011, an error was identified in the data.
In the original version of this publication the revenue account figures for total service expenditure and for net current expenditure, referred to in tables 2 and 3, as well as in the commentary did not agree with figures published in the statistical release ‘Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2011-12 Budget’. The error was in the budget figures quoted in this release, which was caused by the way in which non-pay elements of schools expenditure are imputed. These figures have been replaced by the figures published in the above-named release.
As a consequence of this change, comparison figures (percentage changes on budget) calculated and described in this release have been revised. The commentary has been updated to reflect these changes.
In correcting this error, the need to further caveat figures relating to education and to the in-year forecast for net current expenditure has become apparent. In light of this, additions have been made to the ‘strengths and limitations of the data’ section of this release.