Powys Council will see a rise in its funding from central government next year.

This comes after the Welsh Government published its provisional local government settlement for 2023 to 2024 earlier today.

Core revenue funding for local government will increase by 7.9 per cent compared to the current year – with no local authority receiving less than an 6.5 per cent increase.

Social care, education and other key services provided by local authorities will be backed with £5.5 billion in Welsh Government Revenue Support Grant and non-domestic rates.

The government claims the settlement reflects the its “commitment to support key front-line services and protect the vulnerable”

They said that the funding includes money “for the real Living Wage for care workers, the teachers’ pay deal, and the Council Tax Reduction Scheme”.


The announcement also included support for businesses announced on Monday.

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government, said the extra funding would help protect public services

“This settlement builds on improved allocations in recent years and provides local authorities with a stable platform on which to plan their budgets for the coming financial year and beyond,” said Ms Evans.

“When I announced our budget yesterday I prioritised the protection of frontline public services, and this increased funding to councils - who deliver so many of these services - is a vital part of that.

“I recognise however that inflationary pressures being faced by services mean that local authorities will still need to make difficult decisions in setting their budgets.

“We will continue to work closely with local government to meet the shared challenges we face and deliver services to benefit the people of Wales.”

A seven-week consultation on the provisional settlement has opened today, which will end on 2 February 2023.