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17 December 2020

Government publishes further details of the local government COVID-19 support package for 2021/22

Summary

The government publishes further detail on financial support for local government in 2021/22, following commitments made at the Spending Review 2020 on 25 November 2020. This includes further detail on:

  • final allocations for £1.55bn of non-ring-fenced grant to manage the immediate and long-term impacts of the pandemic
  • the £670m local council tax support grant
  • the extension of the sales, fees and charges income support scheme (SFC scheme) to June 2021
  • a local tax income guarantee for 2020 to 2021.

This is published alongside the provisional local government finance settlement.

Source(s)

Gov.uk guidance

Gov.uk guidance – emergency funding for local government