Annual local government finance settlements

The Government strategically decides how much funding will be available for local government (and other public services) through spending reviews. Decisions about how the total funding is divided are announced in the annual finance settlement.

Announcements about Government funding for councils have traditionally been made in December and finalised early the following year. The annual local government finance settlement announces formula grant allocations on an individual council basis, with the total grant divided among councils on the basis of a complex formula that seeks to take into account the relative needs and available resources of different councils. Other departments will typically make announcements about the distribution of specific grants at a similar time to the finance settlement.  

In February 2016 DCLG published a four-year settlement offer to councils. In order to accept councils are required to publish an efficiency plan and notify DCLG by 14 October 2016.

 

2016/17 settlement

Local Government Finance Settlement on-the-day-briefing

LGA Briefing on the Parliamentary settlement debate

Media release: Final settlement – LGA reaction

Draft settlement – LGA response to the consultation

Draft settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing

Media release: Draft settlement – LGA reaction

Final settlement documents (external)

 

2015/16 settlement

Final settlement - LGA response

LGA briefing on the draft settlement to the House of Lords

LGA briefing on the draft settlement to the House of Commons

Draft settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing

Draft settlement – LGA response to the consultation

Final settlement documents (external)

 

2014/15 settlement

LGA briefing on the Parliamentary settlement debate

Draft settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing

Final settlement documents (external)

 

2013/14 settlement

Draft settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing

Draft settlement – LGA response to the consultation

Settlement documents for 2013/14 and prior (external)

LGA response to finance settlement 2013/14 and 2014/15

 

30 December 2016

Average (0 Votes)
The average rating is 0.0 stars out of 5.