Funding of local government in Scotland: 2022 to 2023

Process overview of the funding of local government 2022 to 2023.

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How did we calculate how much Scottish Government grant each council should receive?

For 2022-23, councils will receive £14.3 billion of general funding. So, considering just this general funding:

1. We calculated each council's fair share of the £14.3 billion of available funding.

2. Then we subtracted how much income we estimate each will receive from Council Tax and Non-domestic Rates.

3. Then the remainder was given as grant, called General Revenue Grant.

So if a council's fair share was £400 million, and they would receive £70 million from Council Tax and £90 million from Non-domestic Rates, then we gave £240 million as General Revenue Grant. (400 - 70 - 90 = 240)

General Funding of councils in 2022-23 - £14.3 billion

Diagram illustrating that Total Allocation equals Grant plus Non-domestic Rates plus Council Tax



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