To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is reviewing the adequacy of local authority funding settlements as of 8 June 2022.
13 June 2022
The Spending Review settlement for local government took into account of a wide range of unit cost pressures, including inflation and public sector pay. The Local Government Finance Settlement makes available £54.1 billion in 2022/23 for local government in England, an increase of up to £3.7 billion on 2021/22. We are providing an additional £1.6 billion of grant funding to councils in each of the next 3 years, from 2022/23 inclusive. This new funding is the largest cash-terms increase in grant funding for 10 years.