Spending Round delivers extra funds for children and young people's services
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Councils will have access to £1.5bn extra for social care from next year, the Chancellor has announced in today's Spending Round, but he provided no detail on cash for children's services.
- An additional £66m for early years education, to boost the hourly rate paid to providers of the 30 hours childcare offer
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to develop a new youth investment fund to build and refurbish youth centres and deliver services for young people
- Department for Education to receive £700m for special educational needs, revealed as part of a multi-billion package for education earlier this week
- Home Office to get £30m to tackle online child sexual exploitation
The fast-tracked Spending Round sets departmental budgets for 2020/21.
A delayed full multi-year Spending Review is now due to take place in 2020.
"Extra funds take the real increase in day-to-day spending to £13.8bn, or 4.1%. That means I'm delivering the fastest increase in day-to-day spending for 15 years." @SajidJavid #SpendingRound pic.twitter.com/6ILw8TduHl— HM Treasury (@hmtreasury) September 4, 2019
"Councils will have access to new funding of £1.5bn for social care next year. Alongside the largest increase in Local Government spending power since 2010, and on top of the existing £2.5bn of social care grants." #SpendingRound pic.twitter.com/RD1UhaJrh6— HM Treasury (@hmtreasury) September 4, 2019
The Association of Directors of Children's Services tweeted its disappointment that no detail was included for children's services.
Chancellor: "Councils will have access to an additional £1.5 billion for social care" plus other increases in #localgov funding. No detail on children/adults split on new funding ??— Updates from ADCS (@ADCStweets) September 4, 2019