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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