UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report »The Wales report highlights the risks to our economy, communities and environment from flooding and heat.Learn more »
New £7m EU-backed investment in graduate career opportunities
A £7.3m EU-backed scheme to boost the career prospects of students from disadvantaged backgrounds has been announced.
- Children encouraged to join the Big Friendly Read this summer
- Best ambulance response times since start of pilot - all LHBs in Wales meet target for first time
Featured story »National Assembly 2016 election results
- New £7m EU-backed investment in graduate career opportunities
- A future demand-led fuel poverty scheme to succeed Welsh Government Warm Homes - Nest
- Consultation on The Local Authorities (Calculations of Council Tax Base) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
- Welsh Language Standards – Improving services for Welsh speakers within the health sector
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Featured consultation »Improving services for Welsh speakers in the health sector
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Section highlightLand Transaction Tax
Land Transaction Tax will replace UK Stamp Duty Land Tax in Wales.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Revenue Support for Local Authorities
Well over 80 per cent of local authority spending is met from support provided to local authorities in the form of Revenue Support Grant (RSG), non-domestic rates and a variety of grants provided for specific policy purposes in areas such as education and transport.
The overall revenue support package includes £22 million in deprivation grant. Local authorities have complete discretion in the way that they spend the £4.1 billion of RSG and non-domestic rates we provide annually.
In response to the economic downturn we have advanced monthly payments of RSG to local authorities by five working days. Monthly payments have been brought forward to the third working day of each month to enable authorities to pay invoices for supplies and services more quickly and improve the cash flow of businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises.
Your local authority can provide you with details of how it budgets to provide local services and how its budget is funded. More information on the wider arrangements for funding local government in Wales can be obtained from the Welsh Government’s Local Government Finance team on 0845 0103300.