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Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced its budget proposals for the next financial year. It wants to save £20 million and says 150 jobs will have to go. However, 80 of these posts are currently vacant.
They will increase parking charges by nearly 4%, cut the mobile library service and increase the cost of a cremation by £35. The council has already made £77 million worth of savings over the past three years.
Cllr Mohammed Pervez, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said some services will "simply have to go."
Stoke City Council has announced some of the cuts it needs to make to save £20million from the budget next year.
They include losing 150 jobs - 80 of which are currently vacant. The council also wants to put up the cost of parking by 3.8% and increase the cost of cremations by £35.