Consultation over £154m cuts

Nottinghamshire County Council is set to slash 800 jobs amid sweeping budget cuts - and plan to increase council tax to pay for some of the savings needed. A public consultation over the plans is now to be launched.

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Notts County Council consult public over cuts

Nottinghamshire County Council says it needs to make £154 million in cuts over the next 3 years Credit: ITV News Central

People living in Nottinghamshire can have their say from Wednesday on the planned cuts by the county council.

It needs to save 154 million pounds over the next three years. Its plans to achieve that are now out to public consultation.

Around 800 jobs are being cut at the local authority as part of the cutbacks, as well as cuts to adult social care, budgets for libraries and leisure services and also young people.

800 job cuts in £154m savings plan by Notts County Council

A further 800 job cuts have been announced at Nottinghamshire County Council as it plans to save more than £150 million from its budget over the next 3 years.

The Labour council also set out plans to increase council tax by just under 2 percent, despite the Coalition Government saying money is available to freeze rates for the next two years. Chris Halpin reports.

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Conservative Group leader reacts to Notts job cuts

The leader of the Nottinghamshire County Council Conservative group and former council leader Kay Cutts, has issued this statement in response to the announcement 800 jobs are being axed at Nottinghamshire County Council as part of its budget savings.

“This is a budget the Labour administration tried to keep hidden before the County Election.

They knew they would have to find at least £133 million in savings if they gained control, yet they made extravagant spending plans they could not afford and it is the public who now pay the price.”

“Despite this, highways spending is being slashed, a false economy which will see insurance claims increase.

Our youth services are also being attacked with 8 centres and several mobile services closing and people in Fiskerton and Langar will lose the Waste Recycling Centres we protected.

– Cllr Kay Cutts, Leader of the Nottinghamshire County Council Conservative Group
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