Local Authorities: Government Funding

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Opposition Whip (Commons)

Lewisham Council is fully committed to using the public health model to tackle youth violence, but since 2010, its budget has been cut by more than 60%. The Home Secretary says that the Government are also committed to that approach, but how does the Minister expect local authorities to put sufficient funding into schools, social services, housing and youth services when their budgets are being slashed?