Open consultation

Review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources

Summary

Technical consultation on the assessment of local authorities’ relative needs, relative resources and transitional arrangements.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on the approach to measuring the relative needs and resources of local authorities, which will determine new baseline funding allocations for local authorities in England in 2020-21.

This consultation:

  • proposes to simplify the assessment of local authorities’ relative needs
  • considers the type of adjustment that will be made to an authority’s relative needs assessment to take account of the relative resources available to them to fund local services
  • proposes a set of principles that will be used to design potential transitional arrangements and examines how the baseline for the purposes of transition should be established.

The introductory presentation is to be read alongside this consultation and the technical paper maps local authority spending lines onto our proposed relative needs assessment outlined in the consultation.

The responses we received on the December 2017 consultation on relative needs have been carefully considered in taking forward the work of the review and in preparing this consultation paper.

Documents

Review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources: consultation

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Review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources: presentation

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Review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources: technical paper

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Ways to respond

Complete a response form and either

Email to:

NeedsAndResources@communities.gov.uk

Write to:

Local Government Finance Settlement Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2nd floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 13 December 2018