Councils still face ‘difficult decisions’ despite children’s services funding boost

Joe Lepper
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Local authority and children's services leaders have welcomed a £600m government funding boost to relieve pressure for support services but say it "does not negate the need for a sufficient long term funding settlement for children".

'Councils, of course, still face difficult decisions when setting their budgets for 2024/25,' leaders say. Picture: New Africa/Adobe Stock
'Councils, of course, still face difficult decisions when setting their budgets for 2024/25,' leaders say. Picture: New Africa/Adobe Stock

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