9.4% increase in funding for local authorities

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The Welsh government today released its provisional local government regulations for 2022-2023.

The financing of basic revenues of local communities will increase by 9.4% at constant perimeter compared to the current year. No local authority will benefit from an increase of less than 8.4%.

Social care, education, retraining and a number of other key services provided by local authorities will be supported by £ 5.1bn in Welsh government income support grants and non-domestic tariffs.

The settlement provides funding to meet commitments, including the real living wage for social workers, the salary deal for teachers, support for corporate tariffs and the council’s tax reduction program.

Rebecca Evans, Minister of Finance and Local Government, said:

This is a good regulation for local government, which provides a stable platform for councils to plan their budgets for the coming year and beyond.

We fully recognize the pressures local authorities face and will continue to work closely with local government so that we can address the common challenges we face and provide services for the benefit of the people of Wales.

A 7-week consultation on the provisional settlement opened today and will end on February 8, 2022.

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