Jobs losses at Kent council

Kent County Council has announced it needs to lose 100 posts as part of a drive to save £16 million

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For the third year running council tax in Kent will be frozen. But it will mean the loss of at least another one hundred jobs - and a raid on emergency funds.

The county council - one of the biggest in Britain - is slashing its spending by nearly ninety million pounds to balance the books after cuts in government grants.

John Ryall talks to Kent County Council's leader, Paul Carter and Councillor John Simmonds.

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A piece of work between now and summer to look at where posts will come from. 100 posts include natural wastage. #kccbudget

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John Simmonds: People have been cynical in the past about achieving our aims. But we have. #kccbudget

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John Simmonds on reserves: Eric Pickles has given the impression that there is a lot of fruit on the tree. There isn't. #kccbudget

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Kent County Council Budget: latest headlines

Kent County Council's HQ where the media conference is taking place Credit: ITV News Meridian

Kent County Council has announced it needs to lose 100 posts as part of a drive to save £16 million.

It needs to make £90 million of savings in total from a budget of just over £1 billion

Leader Paul Carter says some of the job losses will come through natural wastage and that many would be from back office positions. He's stated that there would be little impact on frontline services.