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Kent County Council is to cut almost a quarter of a billion pounds from its spending budget. Unions have raised concerns that the move could cost up to 1,500 jobs.
The council leader, Councillor Paul Carter, admits the level of savings needed to balance the local authority's budget is "eye watering", but he has pledged to protect frontline services. Iain McBride reports.
The interviewees are: Councillor Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council (Conservative); Councillor Roger Latchford, Kent County Council (UKIP); David Lloyd from the Unison union.
Kent County Council leader Paul Carter has said he wants to protect frontline services, as the council prepares to cut £240m over the next three years.
Councillor Carter said the council was re-examining how it procured its services and that the scale of the cuts "makes your eyes water".
Kent County Council leader Paul Carter has said they need to cut £240m from the budget over three years. He called it an "extraordinary" level of saving.
This morning, Kent County council's leader Paul Carter will outline plans to cut spending by £240m in the next five years. The outsourcing of services and job cuts are amongst the expected measures.