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Council bosses in Leicestershire have warned people will see "major changes" in the coming years thanks to £110million of budget cuts.
Finance chief and deputy leader at the county council, Byron Rhodes, said while they had been "guided" by a public consultation, the scale of the cuts needed had forced their hand in some areas.
Up to 700 jobs could go at Leicestershire County Council and council tax will rise amid sweeping budget cuts designed to save £110million over the next four years, it was announced today.
Council tax will increase by 1.5 per cent - up to £1,078.94 from £1,063 - as part of the programme of cuts, which represent a one-third reduction in the council's budget by 2018.
The figure is made up of £80.9m of savings to be made across the council, including £12.5m which has yet to be allocated.
The council will also be increasing spending in adult social care and rubbish disposal.
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The full scale of cuts to be made by Leicestershire County Council over the next four years was laid bare today.