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.

Read: Hundreds of jobs to go amid major county council cuts

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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.