EXCLUSIVE: Variation victory as LGA lobbies Treasury

By Dan Peters | 26 June 2019

The Treasury’s view of children’s services has been dealt a further blow after research linked 70% of spend variation to factors outside councils’ control.

Local Government Association (LGA) efforts to lobby for extra cash have repeatedly been met with scepticism from the Treasury due to wildly different spending levels between councils.

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