70% decrease in youth services funding

By William Eichler | 25 September 2019

Local youth services have been hit by a nearly 70% decrease in funding in a decade, young people's charity YMCA has found.

An analysis of 84 councils across England revealed that while the average spend on youth services per local authority in 2010 was £7.79m, planned average spend for 2019/20 is just £2.45m - a 69% drop in spending.

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