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Digest: LGA calls for planned education grant cut to be reversed

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The Local Government Association has called on ministers to drop a planned £600m cut in education services grant.

It said losing this money would put at risk services including education welfare, school improvement, admissions, early years, recruitment and transport.

Richard Watts (Lab), chair of the LGA children and young people board, said the Government has told councils they would have a continuing role in school place planning, school admissions and protecting vulnerable children.

“We do not believe there is capacity within the system to withdraw funding and powers for councils to support school improvement and hold schools to account in August 2017 as currently planned by the government,” he said.

“The £600m proposed cut to the education services grant should be reversed.”

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