‘Jobs will go’– council

PROPOSALS involve freezing council tax for the second year running will cost 600 jobs, Derbyshire County Council has said.

It will cut £25 million from its budget, if the proposals are approved at a meeting tonight.

The forthcoming savings are on top of cuts of around £45 million and 800 job losses in the past two years. The council says it aims to protect frontline services, and jobs where possible, through more efficient ways of working, staff and service reorganisation and cutting administration.

Over the next year the council proposes to cut nearly £25 million from its budget, which includes £5.986 million from children and younger adults.