Annual local government finance settlements

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.