The Spring Statement is one of two economic statements made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer every year.
This page details our work on the annual Spring Statement.
This section also incudes to our work on Autumn Statement announcements between 2013 and 2016. From 2017, the Autumn Statement has been replaced by the Spring Statement and the government has now moved to a single major fiscal event each year - the Autumn Budget.
Ahead of each Autumn Statement, the LGA responded to the Government's call for written representations. Our submissions outlined proposals for government policy for inclusion in the forthcoming announcements. We also published an on-the-day briefing, highlighting the main announcements and their impact on local government.
Ahead of each Budget statement the LGA responds to the Government's call for written representations. Our submissions outline proposals for government
Annual local government finance settlements
Each year local authorities’ core funding allocations for the forthcoming financial year are announced by Government in the provisional local government finance settlement.
Business rates retention
In October 2015 the Government announced its intention to enable local government as a sector to retain all business rates raised locally.