Today, the Government announced additional measures for local authorities, worth £600 million.
This includes £500 million of new funding for councils with responsibility for adults and children’s social care, distributed through the Social Care Grant. Further details on the exceptional provision of this funding will be set out at the upcoming Budget.
Taking into account this new funding, local government in England will see an increase in Core Spending Power of up to £4.5 billion next year, or 7.5% in cash terms, an above-inflation increase, rising from £60.2 billion in 2023-24 to up to £64.7 billion in 2024-25.
Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, welcomed the announcement and said:
“Having written to the Minister about local council funding, in particular rural council funding, I am delighted to see that government will be providing an additional £15 million for the Rural Services Delivery Grant, an increase of over 15%, and the largest cash increase in the Rural Services Delivery Grant since 2018-19.”
For more information please contact: Selaine Saxby, email@example.com 01271 327990.
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Picture with the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Written Ministerial Statement announcing the funding settlement.