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no funding to social services in the Budget but decided to give the banks a break 29 Nov 2017 15:25 #5126

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Philip Hammond gave no funding to social services in the Budget but decided to give the banks a break
It’s thought that a major reason for the increase in children coming into care is the cuts to local authority funding, which has resulted in a 40 per cent reduction in resources used for early intervention

John McDonnell 2017
Children’s charities and local councils wrote to the Chancellor before the Budget to explain that children’s social care is ‘being pushed to breaking point’ tzahiV
Last week’s Budget was a missed opportunity for the Chancellor to act. But he fudged it.

He provided only £1.6bn extra for the NHS, which is less than half the £4bn experts say is needed to resolve the immediate crisis. The £177m for schools is close to derisory, set against the £1.7bn funding cut that will see the first real-terms decline in per pupil funding since the 1990s. A quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have left the profession, and headteachers across the country are already reduced to begging for cash from parents.

It is also truly shameful that the Budget failed to act when we have 77,240 households living in temporary accommodation because councils simply don’t have anywhere to house them.

Additionally, in the sixth richest country on earth, over 120,540 children are without a home to call their own – and this is up 60 per cent under the Tories. This is the sharp end of our housing crisis and the Budget did nothing to alleviate it.

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www.independent.co.uk/voices/budget-child-social-services-funding-cuts-crisis-child-protection-at-risk-bankers-a8080496.html
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