Youth service cuts ‘deeper than predicted’

Spending on youth services by local authorities last year fell by £42m more than initially predicted, government figures have revealed.

 Councils spent less than initially predicted on youth services in 2016/17. Picture: Alex Deverill

Statistics published by the Department for Education show that total expenditure by local authorities on youth services in 2016/17 came to £447.5m.

This is £41.99m less than the £489.5m councils had told the DfE they were intending to spend and a 15.2 per cent cut on actual spending in 2015/16 of £527.9m.

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