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Councils receive funding boost for 2020 to 2021

Article Posted - 8th October 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed that the local government finance settlement for 2020 to 2021 will be £49.1 billion, which is an increase of 4.3% on previous allocations.

The Government has accompanied the announcement with a consultation on detailed proposals on funding local government and is asking local authorities to respond by 31 October 2019.

The proposed approach includes:

The provisional local government finance settlement for 2020 to 2021 will be published later this year.

Secretary of State and Local Government Secretary Rt Robert Jenrick MP said:

“This year's settlement sets the sector on a strong and sustainable footing for the future as we look to next year's Spending Review and a fresh multi-year settlement. The government has been listening to local authorities across the country, and the £49 billion funding boost that will come into force from next year is the biggest increase for nearly a decade.”

You can see further details on the website.


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