According to the Communities and Local Government department, the parameters of the troubled families scheme are:
- Councils are paid up to £4,000 for "turning around" troubled families.
- Several measures must be met to receive the cash, including if children attend classes, adults are taken off benefits and the cost to public services is reduced.
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