Council cuts: Who will lose out most?


Councils in England will see their overall spending power fall by an average of 1.8% from next year, the government says. However, some local authorities will see it drop by up to 6.4%.

Most local authority funding comes from central government, with about a quarter raised through council tax.

English councils say this central funding is being cut by 8.8%. However, government ministers say the amount local authorities can spend - taking into account other resources, including business rates - will fall on average by 1.8%.

It does not include the shire counties - or county councils - in two-tier authority areas, which also face cuts in government money.

The table below shows the change in spending power of all local authorities, including shire counties.

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