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Budget 2017: councils react to no extra children’s services funding – LGA

Read the Local Government Association (LGA) response to lack of additional children’s services funding in at: Budget 2017: councils react to no extra children’s services funding

‘We’ve reached a tipping point where this service can no longer be ignored. It is absolutely crucial that the forthcoming Local Government Finance Settlement addresses this funding gap’ – LGA. 

Children England believes the case for a fair, sustainable funding mechanism for essential children’s services is too urgent and too acute to ignore. It proposes the establishment of a Children Act Funding Formula, which would distribute national taxation to all authorities with duties under the Children Act 1989 according to the needs of children in their area. Children England have called on the government to implement such a formula by 2020 at the latest.

Read more: The Case for a Children Act Funding Formula

Related reading

Autumn Budget 2017: documents

Close the children’s services funding gap

For public services and public sector staff this is a bankrupt budget

The Case for a Children Act Funding Formula

 

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