Published Date: 01 October 2010
By Richard Marsden
SHEFFIELD Council’s ruling Liberal Democrats have been criticised for failing to look at the authority’s huge £6 million expenses bill during the last round of cuts – and targeting children’s services instead.

The council slashed £6.5 million from this year’s budget in July, which included reducing spending on youth provision by £3.15 million.

Cuts fell on dozens of youth schemes, including £400,000 from the Connexions careers programme, leading to 95 job losses, £200,000 from the council’s teenage pregnancy project, and £180,000 from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health scheme….

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