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The cost of Royal Borough's 'problem families' revealed

The cost of Royal Borough's 'problem families' revealed

John Balson


Problem families are costing Royal Borough taxpayers £10.5m every year.

According to a Government report there are an estimated 140 'troubled families' in Windsor and Maidenhead, with each one costing authorities an average of £75,000.

This sum comes from the money spent protecting children in these families and responding to the crime and anti-social behaviour they perpetrate.

The figures come as Prime Minister David Cameron launched the Whitehall-based Troubled Families Team and pledged £450m to help local authorities tackle the problem.

"People in troubled families aren't worthless or pre-programmed to fail," said the PM, whose initiative relies on councils identifying families based on factors such as truanting and crime.


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