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£5m cuts to special needs budget 'hidden' from Council

This article was published on Bristol 247:

Bristol’s cabinet member for education and skills has been accused of misleading the council by hiding concerns around £5m of cuts to a special needs budget.

A High Court judge has ruled that Bristol City Council did not properly consult over the cuts to the high needs block.

Clive Stevens, Green councillor for Clifton Down, said: “It’s important that lessons are learned. The 2016 Bundred Review highlighted the need for councillors to be given clear information, but here in 2018 we had a £5m cut which was simply not shown in the budget papers."

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