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CIPFA Highways and Transportation Estimates Statistics

September 2000

This publication contains information on planned expenditure in 2000/01 together with related statistics on the construction and maintenance of roads, the support of public transport and other matters relating to transportation.

Adjustments have been made to the class totals to account for column references and incomplete data. Therefore, the sum of individual authorities' figures in a column may not agree with the class total. Furthermore, in some cases, totals have also been adjusted as a result of column references to other sections.

In order to enable more meaningful comparisons to be made, grossed totals are included for each class of authority on pages 44 to 53 and pages 60 to 61. These take into account missing information and non-response. Grossing has been effected for financial data by referring to information returned on DETR/Welsh Assembly form RA2000/2001 and for non-financial data by referring to information submitted by non-responding authorities in previous years. This is intended to give a consistent base to the statistics. Figures in the commentary and summary tables refer to the 'grossed up' data which, to enable year on year comparisons exclude figures for the Greater London Authority. Data for the Greater London Authority is, however, include in the grossed class totals on pages 44 to 53.

In 2000/01 local authorities in England and Wales are expecting total capital and current expenditure on highways and transportation to amount to 3,946m compared to 3,654m in 1999/2000, an increase of 8.0% over the last year. Within this, total current expenditure is expected to increase by 47.4 million (2.0%) whilst it is anticipated that capital expenditure will also increase over the same period by 245.0 million (22.0%). Table 1 on page 3 illustrates. Table 2 analyses estimated expenditure over the past four years.

The most significant area of current expenditure is on the maintenance of highways. As illustrated in Figure 1 this accounts for 1,196m, (46.2%) of local authorities' 2000/2001 expenditure plans.

Figure 2 shows how the resources will be used and provides a comparison between principal roads and other local authority maintained roads. Maintenance expenditure in Figure 2 excludes expenditure by Non-Metropolitan Districts.

Readers are requested to refer to the general notes and the notes on individual authorities before attempting to interpret the statistics.

Summary of all Authorities' 2000/01 Estimates (excluding Greater London Authority)
Estimated Net Expenditure - Four Year Trends
Summary of all Authorities' 2000/01 Expenditure Plans
Use of Maintenance Resources 2000/01 (Excludes expenditure by Non-Metropolitan Districts).

September 2000

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