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Scheme to tackle troubled families extended

Every eligible council in England is to take part in the government's programme to tackle the problems of "troubled families", ministers have said.

The news represents an expansion of a scheme under which local authorities get financial incentives to tackle some of the 120,000 families said to cost the taxpayer £9bn every year.

Ministers have said they want to turn around these families' lives by 2015.

Labour says government cuts limit the impact of family intervention schemes.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 11 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK
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