Collection

Final local government finance settlement: England, 2014 to 2015

This collection brings together all documents relating to the final local government finance settlement: England, 2014 to 2015.

The local government finance settlement is the annual determination of funding to local government. It needs to be approved by the House of Commons.

This collection covers the final local government finance settlement for 2014 to 2015, which will be laid before the House of Commons in mid-February.

The illustrative 2015 to 2016 settlement provides early information ahead of the provisional 2015 to 2016 settlement, which is expected to be announced in December 2014.

Introduction

This section contains the Written Ministerial Statements made by Brandon Lewis MP on 5 February and 12 February 2014.

The introduction to the 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 settlements explains the approach the government has taken to the 2014 to 2015 settlement and the illustrative 2015 to 2016 settlement.

The guide to the local government finance settlement explains how government grant and revenue from business rates is distributed among local authorities through the settlement.

  1. Local government finance: rural services

    • Statement to Parliament
  2. Rural grant allocations for 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  3. Final local government finance settlement 2014 to 2015

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Introduction to the 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 settlements

    • Policy paper
  5. A guide to the local government finance settlement

    • Guidance

Revenue spending power of local authorities in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016

Spending power measures the overall revenue funding available for local authority services, including Council Tax, locally retained business rates and government grants. This section has:

  • summary tables showing year-on-year change in spending power for each local authority and spending power per dwelling for local authorities for both 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • supporting information showing the component figures (from Council Tax, locally retained business rates and government grants) which are included in spending power for each local authority for 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • the explanatory note sets out the methodology used to calculate the change in spending power in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • heat maps show the area spending power per dwelling in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  1. Change in spending power: final local government finance settlement 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  2. Heat maps for the final local government finance settlement 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper

Final settlement 2014 to 2015 and illustrative settlement 2015 to 2016

This section contains:

  • key information for local authorities and non-domestic rates pools
  • the derivation of the national total for revenue support grant
  • a breakdown of the settlement funding assessment which sets out the calcuation models for 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • local government finance report for 2014 to 2015 and draft report for 2015 to 2016
  • Council Tax referendum principles report for 2014 to 2015
  • equality statement for the local government finance report and Council Tax referendum principles report 2014 to 2015
  1. Key information for local authorities and non-domestic rates pools: final local government finance settlement 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  2. Breakdown of settlement funding assessment: final local government finance settlement 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  3. Local government finance report 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  4. Draft local government finance report 2015 to 2016

    • Policy paper
  5. Council Tax referendum principles report 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper
  6. Local government finance report and Council Tax referendum principles report 2014 to 2015: equality statement

    • Policy paper