Local government finance statistics: information for data suppliers

Information on returns collected by local government finance.


Information on returns collected by local government finance is available at the relevant links below. This includes copies of blank returns and guidance for these returns. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact

Also see local government finance statistics.

Returns timetable

Timetable for returns relating to local government finance statistics.

Council tax

Non-Domestic Rates



The capital returns collect capital income and expenditure figures for all local authorities, including councils, Valuation Joint Boards (VJBs) and Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs).

Once published, the capital data is used for a wide range of purposes, including:

  • monitoring local authority capital expenditure for policy purposes;
  • feeds in to statistics published by HM Treasury.

Historical forms and guidance are availble on request by contacting