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HCLG Committee report on local government finance

Rachel Dickinson, ADCS President, said:

“This report provides yet more evidence that there is not enough funding in the system to meet the level of need in our communities, what is missing is action from the Treasury.

“The messages in this report are nothing new, neither are our repeated pleas to government to invest in local authorities and their children’s services. Since 2010 our funding has halved but need has not. Small, time limited pots of funding aimed at single issues for some local authorities over others are not a replacement for sustainable funding for all, which would enable us to invest in a whole range of early help and preventative services that improve outcomes and life chances as well as reduce future demand. Ahead of the forthcoming Spending Round, we urge the Treasury to think of proper and sustainable funding for children’s services, and schools, not as a burden but as an investment in this country’s future. Our children deserve more than just the bare minimum levels of resourcing and support.”

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