Collection

Provisional local government finance settlement: England, 2014 to 2015

This series brings together all documents relating to the local government finance settlement: England, 2014 to 2015.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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 provisional local government finance settlement for 2014 to 2015. The final 2014 to 2015 settlement will be laid before the House of Commons in mid-February.

The illustrative 2015 to 2016 settlement provides early information ahead of the provisional 2015 to 2016 settlement, which is expected to be announced in December 2014.

Introduction

This section contains the Written Ministerial Statement made by Brandon Lewis MP on 18 December 2013.

The introduction to the 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 settlements explains the approach the government has taken to the provisional 2014 to 2015 settlement and the illustrative 2015 to 2016 settlement.

The guide to the local government finance settlement explains how government grant and revenue from business rates is distributed among local authorities through the settlement.

Revenue spending power of local authorities in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016

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:

  • summary tables showing year-on-year change in spending power for each local authority and spending power per dwelling for local authorities for both 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • supporting information showing the component figures (from Council Tax, locally retained business rates and government grants) which are included in spending power for each local authority for 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • the explanatory note sets out the methodology used to calculate the change in spending power in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • heat maps show the area spending power per dwelling in 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016

Provisional settlement 2014 to 2015 and illustrative settlement 2015 to 2016

This section contains:

  • a consultation on the government’s proposals for the 2014 to 2015 settlement and the illustrative settlement for 2015 to 2016
  • key information for local authorities and non-domestic rates pools
  • the derivation of the national total for revenue support grant
  • a breakdown of the settlement funding assessment which sets out the calcuation models for 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016
  • draft local government finance reports for both years
Published 18 December 2013