Local government finance and the 2019 Spending Review


Committee information


1 Introduction

2 Local government funding

Reduced funding for local government

Increasing demands and costs

Response of local government

Understanding and monitoring performance and efficiency of local government

3 Sustainability of the current system

Social care


Business rates retention

Council tax

Fees and charges

Inflationary pressures

4 Spending Review and future reform

The role of local government and the funding gap

Fair Funding Review

Increased integration and devolution

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 21 August 2019