Biggest multi-billion pound spending increase for councils in a decade

Economy & Politics | South East

Local authorities across England will receive a share of £49.1bn local government funding for the coming financial year to help them deliver essential services for local communities, including an extra £1.5bn for social care.

The funding plans provide certainty for councils and represent the biggest year-on-year real terms increase in spending power in a decade.

Measures set out by Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, will support and reward local growth, protect the most vulnerable in society and secure value for money for the taxpayer.

Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: “This £49.1bn settlement delivers the biggest real-terms increase in spending power for a decade and a £1.5bn boost for social care. This government is committed to unleashing the huge potential of this country, and we are giving communities the funding that they need to thrive, support the most vulnerable in our society and also protect the vital services that we all rely on.”

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