Collection

Final local government finance settlement: England, 2018 to 2019

This collection brings together all documents relating to the final local government finance settlement: England, 2018 to 2019.

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 2018 to 2019, for which reports were approved by the House of Commons in February 2018.

The provisional local government finance settlement 2018 to 2019 was published on 19 December 2017.

Introduction

This section contains:

  • the written statement made to Parliament by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP on 6 February 2018
  • the provisional local government finance settlement 2018 to 2019 consultation outcome
  • the final local government finance settlement 2018 to 2019 equality statement

Core spending power of local authorities in 2018 to 2019

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 2018 to 2019
  • 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

Final settlement 2018 to 2019

This section contains useful information for those interpreting the local government finance settlement for 2018 to 2019, including:

  • the local government finance report 2018 to 2019
  • key information for local authorities
  • key information for pools
  • breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model
  • an explanatory note on 2018 to 2019 business rates retention pilot schemes
  • breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model for business rates pilots
Published 6 February 2018