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Oct 23, 2013 - report looks at the progress of the Troubled Families Programme, the priorities of which ... Support for Community Budgets from central government has been forthcoming but the .... ...... budgets—the apple falls on the Whitehall side of the.
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House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee

Community Budgets Third Report of Session 2013–14

HC 163

House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee

Community Budgets Third Report of Session 2013–14 Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 9 October 2013

HC 163 Published on 23 October 2013 by authority of the House of Commons London: The Stationery Office Limited £20.00

The Communities and Local Government Committee The Communities and Local Government Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Communities and Local Government. Current membership Mr Clive Betts MP (Labour, Sheffield South-East) (Chair) Bob Blackman MP (Conservative, Harrow East) Simon Danczuk MP Rochdale (Labour, Rochdale) Mrs Mary Glindon MP (Labour, North Tyneside) David Heyes MP (Labour, Ashton under Lyne) James Morris MP (Conservative, Halesowen and Rowley Regis) Mark Pawsey MP (Conservative, Rugby) John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrat, Southport) Andy Sawford MP (Labour, Corby) John Stevenson MP (Conservative, Carlisle) Heather Wheeler MP (Conservative, South Derbyshire) Powers The committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152. These are available on the internet via Publication The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the internet at A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume. The Reports of the Committee, the formal minutes relating to that report, oral evidence taken and some or all written evidence are available in a printed volume. Additional written evidence may be published on the internet only. Committee staff The current staff of the Committee are Glenn McKee (Clerk), Sarah Heath (Second Clerk), Stephen Habberley (Inquiry Manager), Kevin Maddison (Committee Specialist), Emma McIntosh (Senior Committee Assistant), Mandy Sullivan (Committee Assistant), and David Foster (Assistant Media Officer). Contacts All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Communities and Local Government Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 1234; the Committee’s email address is [email protected]



Contents Report






The inquiry Issues arising from the evidence


The benefits of Community Budgets Potential savings Co-ordination and support Secondments from central government Central government departments Co-design and co-production Resetting relationships Community Budgets and local engagement Community Budgets and growth Health and Community Budgets Health spending and the role of Health and Wellbeing Boards Timing of health sector changes


Monitoring and accountability of Community Budgets Use of data Data collection Data sharing Financial accountability Pooled budgets Funding Certainty of funding


The Troubled Families Programme Programme criteria Overlapping programmes Payment by results Payment by results within Community Budgets



The next steps The future for integrated public services The consequences of not going ahead nationally

Conclusions and recommendations

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Formal Minutes