- Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick, confirms a £51.2 billion package of funding for local services next year.
- This represents a £2.2 billion increase in core spending from last year.
- An estimated £3 billion in additional support for councils will be given to deal with COVID-19 pressures.
- Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is set to receive £10,310,000 in extra budget funding next year from this package.
Councils across England will receive £51.2 billion next year – an increase of £2.2 billion from last year.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council will receive £10,310,000 in extra budget funding from the government next year.
This financial package provides councils with additional resources to deliver effective local services and continue to support their communities during the pandemic, while protecting council taxpayers from excessive increases.
It includes a £2.2 billion increase in core funding – including a £1 billion increase in social care funding to ensure councils can meet rising demand, fund more care home places and social workers, and protect some of the most vulnerable in society.
Also announced are allocations for £1.55 billion worth of funding for councils to continue to support their communities during the pandemic and lead the recovery in their local areas. The allocation of this money has taken into account a range of factors including population and deprivation, as well as the varying cost of delivering services across the country.
In addition to the £1.55 billion, £670 million has also been confirmed to enable councils to continue reducing council tax bills for those least able to pay, including households impacted financially by the pandemic.
A local tax income guarantee scheme for irrecoverable losses this year will also help compensate councils for lost council tax and business rates income. This means we are confirming an estimated £3 billion of additional support for councils to deal with the pandemic, taking the total overall to over £10 billion.
This comprehensive financial package will provide councils with the certainty they need to plan their budgets for the coming year.
Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said:
“Councils play a vital role in providing for our communities and I welcome this extra budget funding to ensure Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is able to fulfil its purpose and serve our community well by delivering the services that people rely on.”
Commenting, Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:
“Councils have played a critical role leading their communities during the pandemic and delivering vital local services to vulnerable people and we have supported them with £7.2 billion extra funding to date. I am announcing a financial package that will provide over £5 billion of extra support next year."