Council Funding

20th December 2018

South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne has welcomed the government’s proposed local government finance settlement for 2019/20, which delivers additional funding for councils across the country, including almost £2m of additional funding for Shropshire Council.

The provisional settlement includes extra funding for local services, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, while also helping to develop economic growth. The Rural Services Delivery Grant will increase for Shropshire Council by £1.306m, recognising the additional costs of providing services in rural areas. The Council will also receive an additional £600,000 above expected funding for the New Homes Bonus.

Mr Dunne said: “After some years of restraint in local government spending, I welcome the government delivering a real terms increase for local government core spending power across the country – from £45.1bn this year to £46.4bn in 2019/20.

This additional funding means Shropshire Council will see an increase of almost £2m of funding, over and above what was expected, which will help them to deliver priority services across South Shropshire.”

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