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Details of £110m council cuts in Leicestershire revealed

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 has been announced.

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Jobs at risk and council tax to rise in Leicestershire

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.

Leicestershire County Council will make £110m budget cuts by 2018 Credit: Google Maps

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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