Provisional local government finance settlement: England, 2018 to 2019

This collection brings together all documents relating to the provisional 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 provisional local government finance settlement for 2018 to 2019. The final 2018 to 2019 settlement will be laid before the House of Commons in February 2018.


This section contains the statement made to Parliament by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP on 19 December 2017.

It also includes the consultation document, which outlines the government’s approach in allocating funding for the local government finance settlement and seeks views by 16 January 2018.

The department has produced an accompanying draft equality statement.

Provisional settlement 2018 to 2019

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

  • the draft local government finance report
  • key information for local authorities
  • key information for pools
  • key information for pilots
  • breakdown of the settlement funding assessment calculation model

Core spending power of local authorities 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
  • 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
Published 19 December 2017