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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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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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