Details of local authority cuts to youth services

A House of Commons library paper, commissioned by Labour, reveals details of Local Authority expenditure on Youth Work, Connexions and overall provisions for young people in 2008-09 and 2010-11. The survey of  just over two-fifths of  councils reveals that 56% of Conservative or Lib Dem councils reduced the amount spent on youth services between 2008-09 and 2010-11. This was also the case for 41% of Labour councils and 46% of councils without a majority. It shows that on average ‘Youth Work’ and ‘Connexions’ spending has decreased by 17% across England between 2008-09 and 2010-11 . However over the same period “Provisions for young people” has not changed and provisions per capita has increased by 2%.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: