Policy paper

Core spending power: final local government finance settlement 2016 to 2017

Spending power measures the overall revenue funding available for local authority services.

Documents

Explanatory note on core spending power

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Explanatory note on the allocation of the Transition Grant

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Core spending power: summary

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Core spending power: supporting information

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Core spending power: visible lines of funding

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Details

Core spending power measures the core revenue funding available for local authority services, including Council Tax and locally retained business rates. This page has:

  • an explanatory note, which sets out the methodology used to calculate core spending power
  • an explanatory note which sets out the method for allocating the Transition Grant
  • 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
  • supporting tables, showing funding elements which have been kept visible
Published 8 February 2016