Leader of Cumbria County Council Stewart Young outlined the planned budget to the full council in Kendal today.
He spoke of the "difficulties" for Councillors and staff in delivering millions of pounds worth of savings.
He says they have less staff "dealing with an increased demand in services."
But in the midst of the massive savings, Stewart Young is proposing the Council pays staff a "living wage" from April.
More top news
Westerly winds are on the way.
Two women were sexually harassed, and one sexually assaulted, after getting into a car posing as a taxi in Jedburgh on Saturday night.
Five people from Carlisle and Eden are taking on the London marathon, to raise money for Carlisle Eden Mind's Suicide Prevention project.