Each year local authorities’ core funding allocations for the forthcoming financial year are announced by Government in the provisional local government finance settlement, usually in December. Following consultation, allocations are confirmed in the final settlement, usually in February
The LGA is involved in responding to every stage of the annual settlement process including responding to technical consultations and the provisional settlement, producing on-the-day briefings and briefing parliamentarians ahead of the parliamentary debate on the settlement.
This section includes our work on provisional and final local government finance settlement since 2013/14.
- 2019/20 settlement
This section will be updated accordingly as details are announced
- 2018/19 settlement
- 2017/18 settlement
- 2016/17 settlement
- 2015/16 settlement
- 2014/15 settlement
- 2013/14 settlement
The Spring Statement is one of two economic statements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer every year.
Ahead of each Budget statement the LGA responds to the Government's call for written representations. Our submissions outline proposals for government
Local government funding: Moving the conversation on
By 2020, local authorities will have faced a reduction to core funding from the Government of nearly £16 billion over the preceding decade.