Call for views on new local authority capital flexibilities

Closed 31 Jan 2024

Opened 19 Dec 2023


On 18 December, the Secretary of State for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announced that Government would engage with councils to identify and develop options for the use of capital resources and borrowing to support and encourage invest-to-save activity, and more flexibilities to use capitalisation without the requirement to approach Government.

Government is therefore inviting local authorities, sector representatives and other stakeholders to provide views on a set of options with respect to capital flexibilities and borrowing, to be managed locally, that could be used to encourage and enable local authorities to invest in ways that reduce the cost of service delivery and provide more local levers to manage financial resources.