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Local Government Finance

Question for Treasury

UIN 90841, tabled on 18 November 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason he did not provide greater financial support for local authorities than that outlined in the Autumn Statement 2022.

Answered on

24 November 2022

Whilst taking difficult decisions at the Autumn Statement to ensure broader economic stability, we have increased funding for local authorities. At Autumn Statement 2022, the Government provided local authorities with access to up to an additional £2.8 billion for adult social care, discharge, and other services in 2023-24, increasing to £4.8 billion in 2024-25. This includes £1 billion of new grant funding in 2023-24 and £1.7 billion in 2024-25, further flexibility on council tax, and savings from delaying the rollout of adult social care charging reforms.

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