Martin Ford 16 December 2021

Gove unveils £54bn finance settlement

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A funding package worth up to £53.9bn for councils next year has been announced by local government secretary Michael Gove.

The provisional local government finance settlement for 2022-23 represents an additional £3.5bn or 4% increase in real terms compared to 2021-22.

In today’s statement to the House of Commons, Mr Gove said: ‘This will ensure councils across the country have the resources they need to deliver key services.’

Mr Gove confirmed the referendum limit for council tax rises would be 2%, with an additional 1% for adult social care.

District councils will be able to increase taxes by £5 if this is higher and councils can add up to 3% of unused care precept from 2021-22.

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