Note by HM Treasury
Decisions on council tax levels are for local
authorities to take, after consulting with their local electorate.
The majority of local Government funding is
provided by central Government. The totals for the Office of the
Deputy Prime Minister's local Government programme were announced
in the spending review and are shown in the table below. Other
departments also provide resources to local Government.
|OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: LOCAL GOVERNMENT
|Total Departmental Expenditure Limit1
|1 Full resource budgeting basis, net of depreciation.
Based on this it is for each local authority to decide how
much to spend, in consultation with their electorate, and to raise
council tax accordingly. It is not this Government's policy to
preannounce spending totals or council tax increases for local