Missing in action: £159 for every person in Harrow
Every year, Harrow gets less spent on it than other boroughs thanks largely to government formulas which were set in 1978. This year that means £159 less than the London average for every person in Harrow. That’s £39.8 million this year for the borough as a whole. Other boroughs, by contrast, get over £300 more per head than the London average.
What are we asking for?
We think the way our Government grant is calculated is unfair and disadvantages Harrow because it does not recognise the fact the borough is growing so fast.
We want the Government to review the way it funds Harrow, to change the formulas it uses to calculate our funding, and to consider Harrow more favourably when awarding other funding to make up for our shortfall.
Why do we want a better funding deal?
Harrow Council is fighting for a better funding deal from Government because we have ambitious plans to make this borough better.
Our regeneration strategy is the most ambitious building programme in a generation. It will result in new homes, schools, parks, transport links and other public facilities. It will literally transform the landscape of this borough, bringing in new jobs and opportunities.
And while we are working hard to guarantee a bright future, we’ve made huge efforts to make improvements now to benefit everyone. Quite simply, with more resources we can deliver more to you and achieve our ambitions sooner.
What can I do?
The more people we can get involved in our campaign the greater impact it will have. Use the button below to sign our petition and join more than 1,500 people who want a better deal for Harrow. The petition will be delivered by a delegation to Downing Street, so the government can take action.
If you've already signed the petition, you can support the campaign further by writing to the Department for Communities and Local Government.