Areas with deepest council youth service spending cuts revealed


Matt Lent, former director of policy at UK Youth and a trustee at Young Barnet Foundation, was probably talking for much of the youth sector when he described latest figures showing the extent of cuts to council youth service spending as “sadly not a surprise”.

YMCA England and Wales suggests spending on youth services in England has reduced by £959m in real terms between 2010/11 and 2018/19. Picture: Adobe Stock
YMCA England and Wales suggests spending on youth services in England has reduced by £959m in real terms between 2010/11 and 2018/19. Picture: Adobe Stock

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