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Final local government finance settlement: England, 2017 to 2018

This collection brings together all documents relating to the final local government finance settlement: England, 2017 to 2018.

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 2017 to 2018, for which reports were approved by the House of Commons in February 2017.

The provisional local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018 was published on 15 December 2016.

Introduction

This section contains:

  • the speech by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP opening the settlement debate on 22 February 2017
  • the written statement made to Parliament by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP on 20 February 2017
  • the provisional local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018 consultation outcome
  • the final local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018 equality statement

Core spending power of local authorities in 2017 to 2018

Core spending power measures the core revenue funding available for local authority services, including Council Tax and locally retained business rates. This section has:

  • an explanatory note which sets out the methodology used to calculate core spending power in 2017 to 2018
  • an explanatory note which sets out the methodology used to calculate the transition grant
  • 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
  • a summary table which shows certain notional funding elements which have been kept visible
  • these core spending power documents have been updated to reflect the £2 billion additional funding for adult social care announced at the Spring Budget 2017

Final settlement 2017 to 2018

This section contains useful information for those interpreting the local government finance settlement for 2017 to 2018, including:

  • the local government finance report 2017 to 2018
  • key information for local authorities
  • key information for pools
  • breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model
  • an explanatory note on 2017 to 2018 business rates retention pilot schemes
  • breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model for business rates pilots

The allocations of the additional funding for adult social care

At the Spring Budget 2017, the government announced that an additional £2 billion will be given to councils in England over the next 3 years for adult social care.

This section contains:

  • the allocations of the additional funding for adult social care
  • explanatory note - supplementary funding to the improved Better Care Fund
Published 20 February 2017
Last updated 9 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added the allocations of the additional funding for adult social care.
  2. First published.