Local authority expenditure on Children and Young People’s Services 2

The Department for Education has published Planned Expenditure on Schools, Education, Children and Young People’s Services by local authorities: financial year 2013 to 2014. The Statistical Release provides a summary of the planned expenditure from all 152 Local Authorities (returned to the Department for Education (DfE) via the ‘Section 251 Budget Return’). It shows that spending on ‘Total Services for Young People’ is planned to fall from £664m in 2012/13 to £636m in 2013/14. Within the ‘Total Services for Young People’ category, there will be a slight increase in Targeted Services (from £277 million to £306 million) but a larger fall in Universal Services from (from £386 million to £329 million). Unlike in previous years, there is no separate category of ‘Youth work’.


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