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Provisional local government finance settlement: England, 2015 to 2016

This collection brings together all documents relating to the local government finance settlement: England, 2015 to 2016.

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 2015 to 2016. The final 2015 to 2016 settlement will be laid before the House of Commons in February.

The provisional 2015 to 2016 settlement updates the illustrative 2015 to 2016 settlement published with the final 2014 to 2015 settlement on 5 February 2014.

Introduction

This section contains the oral statement made by Kris Hopkins MP on 18 December 2014.

The plain English guide to the 2015 to 2016 settlement explains the approach the government has taken.

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 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 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 2015 to 2016
  • the explanatory note sets out the methodology used to calculate the change in spending power in 2015 to 2016
  • heat map showing the area spending power per dwelling in 2015 to 2016

Provisional settlement 2015 to 2016

This section contains:

  • 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 calculation models for 2015 to 2016
  • draft local government finance report for 2015 to 2016
  1. Local government finance settlement 2015 to 2016: August data letter

    • Correspondence
  2. Local government finance settlement 2015 to 2016: technical consultation

    • Consultation outcome
  3. Indicative Council Tax freeze grant allocations 2015 to 2016

    • Policy paper
  4. Costs of service delivery in rural areas

    • Independent report
  5. Proposed Bellwin thresholds for 2015 to 2016

    • Policy paper
  6. Good practice in local government savings

    • Research and analysis
  7. New Homes Bonus 2015 to 2016

    • Policy paper
Published 22 July 2014
Last updated 18 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added provisional local government finance settlement 2015 to 2016 documents.
  2. First published.