Cuts to council services will be ‘unrelenting’

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Derbyshire County Council’s Leader has laid bare the effect of ‘unrelenting’ Government budget cuts which will force the end of some services.

The council is reviewing its five year financial plan and this has confirmed that it is facing the toughest cuts in the council’s history.

Cuts in Government grants – which make up 68 per cent of the council’s budget – inflation and greater demands on services for older people and vulnerable children mean the county council needs to cut £157m from its budget by 2018.

 

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