The RSN has long argued that rural areas are underfunded by Government and the Provisional Settlement meant that:
The additional £4 Million included within the RSDG is not however enough to compensate all rural authorities for the extra costs they incur due to sparsity and the RSN has campaigned to have the definition of who receives the grant, widened.
The written statement is available at this link.
The Final Settlement showed no material changes from the Provisional Settlement, with the only movements being within the New Homes Bonus (NHB) and the Lower Tier Services Grant (LTSG) allocations. These are very minor changes, however.
It will be debated in Parliament on Wed 10th Feb:
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