December 20, 2023 1.45 pm

Lincolnshire councils disappointed with minimal government funding increase

While they had all hoped for more funding, Lincolnshire’s leaders shared varied reactions

By Local Democracy Reporter

Lincolnshire’s councils are bracing for a tough year ahead. The latest announcement of the government’s financial settlement has revealed a less than 5% increase in spending power for local authorities, a figure that falls short of the escalating costs and demands on local services.

This modest increase is set against a backdrop of a 6.5% rise in overall council funding across England, amounting to an additional £4 billion. However, the reality for Lincolnshire’s councils is a stark contrast, with a mere 4.9% uplift in spending power, insufficient to keep pace with a 6.5% surge in operational costs.

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