Accurate population figures are vitally important for London's businesses and public services. A quarter of total public sector funding for London is based upon official population data. Based on one grant alone, an undercount of 10,000 people could lose a borough £60 million in notional funding over a 10-year period. The Fair Funding team ensures that London’s diverse and mobile population is reflected in official statistics to ensure that it benefits from accurate and robust population statistics.
Counting the cost of council tax revaluation
This booklet highlights concerns about the approach being adopted for the 2011 Census and proposes actions that should be taken to strengthen the process in order to achieve a more accurate result.