Biggest multi-billion pound spending increase for councils in a decade

There's been a lot of very misleading coverage this weekend of suppose future cuts to councils in deprived areas, so I think it's important to make clear that those reports are total nonsense. 

The articles in left wing papers - the Guardian and the Independent - come directly from the Labour group on the Local Government Association. They're not based in any facts at all. 

Here's the truth: this year's council funding settlement is the most generous in a decade.