Section 251 Budget Lines 3.5.1-3 - Services for Young People 2021/22
Received: 11 January 2023
I am making a Freedom of Information Request to Barnet Council with regards to its Section 251 Budget declaration to the Department for Education.
This is in reference to lines 3.5.1 - 3.5.3 of the budget, in particular on Services for young people.
In 2020/21, Barnet Council spent £4749680 on Services for young people (split £4408727 on 3.5.1 Universal services and £340957 on 3.5.2 Targeted services).
In the latest financial year 2021/22, the Council spent £7846773 on Services for young people (split £6670998 on 3.5.1 Universal services and £1175775 on 3.5.2 Targeted services).
This is an overall increase of 66% year-on-year.
As this is a notable increase, and an area of funding which typically has fallen at almost all local authorities over the past decade, I am requesting to find out where this extra expenditure went.
Accordingly, if it is possible, I am requesting a breakdown of expenditure for sections 3.5.1 and 3.5.2 for 2020/21 and 2021/22. Please also can this include details of how these projects were funded - ie, through local authority funding, central government (including the Holiday Activities and Food programme), other funders etc.
If a detailed breakdown on a project-by-project basis for each financial year is not possible within the limits of a FOI request, please could you detail whether the extra expenditure in 2021/22 was due to an increase in central government funding (through the Youth Investment Fund or HAF programme, for example) or local authority-based funding, that would be greatly appreciated.
Outcome / Documents
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