'New analysis of spending by English local authorities on services for young people reveals a real-terms cut of £880m since 2010.
According to Labour analysis of government spending figures published by the Department for Education, spending on youth services has been cut by 70% since the Conservatives came to power in 2010.
The analysis also reveals that nearly nine out of ten (87%) of councils have slashed spending by at least 50% and half have cut spending per young person by over 75%.
Labour say that, on average, local authorities in England have reduced spending on youth services by £70 per child since 2010/11.
Only two councils, Islington and Camden, who are both Labour-controlled, have actually increased spending per capita.
Spending on youth justice, designed to reduce re-offending and prevent young people from getting into trouble in the first place, has also been cut by 45% since 2010.
During a visit to an educational activity centre in Yorkshire, which provides activities for young people and ex-offenders, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will blame Austerity for “tearing the heart out of our communities”.
Mr Corbyn is expected to say: “Youth services play an absolutely vital role in our communities, both by helping young people fulfil their potential and by keeping them out of trouble.'
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