Friday, December 18, 2020

Funding for councils 2021-22

The Communities Secretary has announced details of council funding in England for 2021-22.

Next year councils in England will receive £51.2 billion – enabling them to deliver key services and support communities, while keeping council tax as low as possible.

  • Councils have played a critical role leading their communities during the pandemic, continuing to deliver the vital services we all rely on every day.
  • That’s why the government is increasing councils’ budgets by £2.2 billion next year, including £1 billion extra for social care. This will allow councils to deliver key services, support communities through the pandemic and keep council tax bills as low as possible.
  • The government is giving councils the resources they need to lead the recovery of their communities as we build back better after the pandemic.
  • Cumbria County Council's "Core Spending Power" is to increase by £19.96 million from £403.63 million in 2020-21 to £423.59 million in 2021-22, which is an increase of 4.9% - ahead of inflation.

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