Councils propose multi-million pound cuts to children’s services due to pandemic

Three local authorities have proposed multi-million pound cuts to children’s services budgets due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Documents published by Luton and Oxfordshire councils show planned cuts to children’s services in a bid to plug gaps caused by extra spending on the crisis. A review detailing revisions to Oxfordshire’s 2020/21 budget by the performance scrutiny committee highlights temporary “new savings” of £3.7m. Read more.