Youth Services: Finance
Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton, Labour)
Tim Loughton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Education; East Worthing and Shoreham, Conservative)
The Department for Education's funding for youth services for 2011-12 and beyond is included in the Early Intervention Grant (EIG). The EIG allocation for Liverpool local authority has changed from £31.06 million in 2010-11 to £27.18 million in 2011-12, a reduction of around 12.5%.
Money for youth services is not ring-fenced within the EIG. Decisions on funding levels for youth services are for local authorities. It is for local authorities to assess and be accountable for them.