Policy paper

Core spending power: final local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018

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 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 methodology used to calculate allocations for the transition grant
  • an explanatory table which shows the change in core spending power over the Spending Review period, year-on-year changes and core spending power per dwelling
  • an explanatory table 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
  • a supporting table showing funding elements which have been kept visible in the core spending power of local authorities
Published 20 February 2017
Last updated 27 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. These core spending power documents have been updated to reflect the £2 billion additional funding for adult social care announced at the Spring Budget 2017.
  2. First published.