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 2019 to 2020.
The provisional local government finance settlement 2019 to 2020 was published on 13 December 2018.
This section contains:
- the written statement made to Parliament by the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP on 29 January 2019
- the provisional local government finance settlement 2019 to 2020 consultation outcome
- the final local government finance settlement 2019 to 2020 equality statement
Core spending power of local authorities in 2019 to 2020
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 2019 to 2020
- 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 2019 to 2020
This section contains useful information for those interpreting the local government finance settlement for 2019 to 2020, including:
- the local government finance report 2019 to 2020
- key information for local authorities
- key information for pools
- supplementary table for pilots and explanatory note on 2019 to 2020 business rates retention pilot schemes
- breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model for business rates pilots
Published 29 January 2019