Raft of cost-cutting measures considered by North Yorkshire County Council

A package of cost-cutting measures will be put forward at a North Yorkshire County Council meeting later this month.

If approved, a public consultation will begin. The proposals include a review of the criteria for adult social care, reductions in subsidies for public transport, charging for certain services provided at Household Waste Recycling Centres, and a review of transport arrangements for students.

The county council has to save £92m in four years ending on 31 March, 2015. It has warned that, following recent announcements by the Government over future funding, it will need to find a further estimated £66m between 2015 and 2019.