Monday 18 December 2017 / 1:48 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Ministers should cancel their latest multi-billion pound tax break for bankers and start protecting the most vulnerable children instead – Emma Lewell-Buck

Emma Lewell-Buck MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Minister for Children and Families, commenting on the recent findings made by the NSPCC that 90 referrals are made per-week to local agencies over fears of sexual abuse, said:

“This is the latest evidence that demand for child protection services is going up, just as funding is being cut. The Government’s own figures show that spending on children’s services has already fallen by a tenth under the Tories, and we are heading for a £2bn shortfall by 2020. Ministers should cancel their latest multi-billion pound tax break for bankers and start protecting the most vulnerable children instead.”

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