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.

2019/20 settlement

This section will be updated accordingly as details are announced 

2018/19 settlement

LGA responds to the Local Government Finance Settlement

Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19 – On the Day Briefing

Councils responds to Local Government Finance Settlement

LGA response to the technical consultation on the 2018/19 local government finance settlement

The 2018-19 Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement - response

2017/18 settlement

LGA's response to the Summer Technical consultation

Provisional Settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing - 2017-18

Provisional Settlement – LGA response to the consultation - 2017-18

Final Settlement – LGA media release

Final settlement documents

2016/17 settlement

Provisional Settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing - 2016-17

Provisional Settlement – LGA response to the consultation - 2016-17

Final Settlement – LGA media release

Final settlement - LGA briefing to Parliament - 2016-17

Final settlement documents 

Technical Consultation on the 2016/17 local government finance settlement

2015/16 settlement

Provisional Settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing - 2015-16

Provisional Settlement – LGA response to the consultation - 2015-16

Final Settlement – LGA media release

Final settlement - LGA briefing to Parliament - 2015-16

Final settlement documents

2014/15 settlement

Provisional Settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing - 2014-15

Final Settlement – LGA media release

Final settlement - LGA briefing to Parliament - 2014-15

Final settlement documents

2013/14 settlement

Provisional Settlement – LGA on-the-day briefing - 2013-14

Provisional Settlement – LGA response to the consultation - 2013-14

Final settlement documents