Collection

Final local government finance settlement: England, 2016 to 2017

This collection brings together all documents relating to the final local government finance settlement: England, 2016 to 2017.

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 2016 to 2017, for which reports were approved by the House of Commons in February 2016.

The provisional local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017 was published on 17 December 2015.

Introduction

This section contains the oral statement made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, on 8 February 2016.

Core spending power of local authorities in 2016 to 2017

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:

  • an explanatory note, which sets out the methodology used to calculate core spending power in 2016 to 2017
  • a summary table, which shows the change in core spending power over the Spending Review period, year-on-year changes and core spending power per dwelling
  • supporting information, which shows the component figures (from council tax, locally retained business rates and so on) which are included in core spending power for each local authority for 2016 to 2017
  • supporting tables, showing funding elements which have been kept visible

Final settlement 2016 to 2017

This section contains useful information for those interpreting the local government finance settlement for 2016 to 2017, including:

  • the local government finance report 2016 to 2017
  • key information for local authorities and non-domestic rates pools
  • breakdowns of the derivation of the national total for revenue support grant and the settlement funding assessment calculation model
  1. Council Tax in 2016 to 2017 - updated
  2. Final guidance on flexible use of capital receipts
  3. New Homes Bonus: sharpening the incentive: technical consultation
  4. New Homes Bonus: final allocations 2016 to 2017
  5. Final New Homes Bonus calculator
Published 8 February 2016