Councils receive £250m ‘shot in the arm’ for SEND services

By Martin Ford | 17 December 2018

The Government has pledged an extra £250m to councils to spend on services for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Education secretary Damian Hinds said the funds, to be released over the next two years in addition to the £6bn already provided for the high needs budget this year, would provide specialist support and tailored facilities.

Want full article access?

Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.


Already a subscriber? Login

Finance Education

Coronavirus Update


In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, some of you may not be able to receive your copy of TheMJ magazine. If you’d like to change your delivery address, please contact our subscriptions department at
Read The MJ for free

Keep up to date by subscribing to our daily newsletter

theMJ products