Monday 6 November 2017 / 8:57 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Tory cuts to local government will see spending on youth services more than halved

Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs,
Cat Smith MP
, on the occasion of Youth Work Week, responding to new analysis
which reveals that Tory cuts to local government will see spending on youth
services more than halved, said:

“Youth workers are the unsung heroes of our communities, helping
young people to develop the skills and confidence they need to build a positive
future.

However, this analysis demonstrates how this Tory Government’s
ideologically driven cuts on local authorities have devastated the sector at a
time when they are needed more than ever.

Once again we see how the Conservatives treat young people as a
second thought. A Labour Government will ensure a Minister for Youth Affairs,
who would coordinate youth policy and practice across departments, and
be an advocate for young people in government.”