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 2020 to 2021.
The provisional local government finance settlement 2020 to 2021 was published on 20 December 2019.
This section contains:
- the written statement made to Parliament by the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP on 6 February 2020
Core spending power of local authorities in 2020 to 2021
Core Spending Power is a measure of the resources available to local authorities to fund service delivery. It sets out the money has been made available to local authorities through the local government finance settlement. This section has:
- an explanatory note, which sets out the methodology used to calculate core spending power
- 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
Final settlement 2020 to 2021
This section contains useful information for those interpreting the local government finance settlement for 2020 to 2021, including:
- the local government finance report
- key information for local authorities
- key information for pools
- key information for local authorities with increased business rates retention
- breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model
Published 6 February 2020