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16 areas to trial 'community budgets'

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So-called “community budget” arrangements, which will allow councils to pool budgets, will be rolled out in 16 areas from next year, the chancellor has announced in his spending review.  

The initial programme will focus on families with complex needs, with ministers pledging that all places “may be able to operate these approaches from 2013-14”.

The spending review document said: “These will pool departmental budgets for local public service partnerships to work together more effectively, help improve outcomes, and reduce duplication and waste.

“All places may be able to operate these approaches from 2013-14. Councils and their partners will also have greater flexibility to work across boundaries in health, policing, worklessness and child poverty.”

The 16 Community Budget pilots will be in Greater Manchester, Leicestershire,Croydon, Blackpool, Islington, Hull, Kent, Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford, Swindon, group of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Wandsworth, Barnet, Lewisham, Essex, Lincolnshire and Birmingham.



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