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Cumbria County Council agree £24m cuts

Councillors voted on a raft of cuts in order to save £24 million this year.

The Council has to save nearly £90 million over three years due to cuts in central government funding.

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County Council: Less staff but more demands on services

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.

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