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Data Provider: Welsh Government Standard spending assessments and central government support, Wales
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[Collapse]£ thousand[Expand]Standard spending assessments and police grant5,400,6055,601,3695,614,8965,637,2286,024,5005,953,0665,858,2605,898,7225,974,7815,922,502
[Collapse]Total central government support4,321,9664,459,6174,414,8764,396,4864,760,9254,640,6194,481,6424,456,4474,463,5544,564,000
Total central government supportRevenue support grant3,191,6943,282,3783,382,1323,257,0053,488,8343,363,4663,303,7193,258,8093,191,6933,304,160
Transitional grant/Council tax reduction scheme..........
Police grant including floor funding236,271242,239245,744228,481240,091236,153221,923218,140211,234209,034
Share of re-distributed non-domestic rates894,000935,000787,000911,0001,032,0001,041,000956,000977,0001,059,0001,050,000
Additional top-up funding.......2,4991,628807
[Collapse]£ per head[Collapse]Standard spending assessments and police grantStandard spending assessments and police grant1,8121,8711,8481,8461,9621,9181,8791,8841,9171,895
[Collapse]Total central government support1,4501,4901,4531,4401,5511,4951,4381,4231,4321,460
Total central government supportRevenue support grant1,0711,0971,1131,0671,1361,0841,0601,0411,0241,057
Transitional grant/Council tax reduction scheme..........
Police grant including floor funding79818175787671706867
Share of re-distributed non-domestic rates300312259298336335307312340336
Additional top-up funding.......110


Standard spending assessments and central government support

Last update
May 2018 May 2018

Next update
March 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Local Government Settlement, Welsh Government

Contact email


Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Standard spending assessments (SSAs) are centrally determined assessments of each authority's need to spend on revenue services, on the total standard spending basis.

Central government support comprises revenue support grant, redistributed non-domestic rates, council tax reduction scheme and transitional grants for county or county borough councils. In the context of this table it excludes non-police specific grants.

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 1996-97 onwards.

Statistical quality
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The associated statistical releases can be found via the links at the following webpage:
A statistical quality report relating to all Local Government Finance statistical releases can be found at the following webpage:

Local Government Finance, Standard spending assessment