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Decision details

DSG Recovery Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council's 'Recovery Plan', submitted to the DfE in respect of the current overspend in the high needs block of the DSG.



1.         That the Recovery Plan requested by the Department of Education in response to Merton’s overspend on the Dedicated Schools Grant caused by significant overspending of the high needs block, and the context and background in which this Recovery Plan has been required be noted.

2.         To continue to lobby central government to ensure sufficient funding is made available through the DSG to achieve the intentions of the Children and Families Act 2014 for all children and young people to be able to achieve their full potential.

Report author: Rachael Wardell

Publication date: 29/01/2020

Date of decision: 27/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/02/2020

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