Council must cut £240m

Kent County Council has made a budget announcement, saying it must save £240m over three years.

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Council to cut almost a quarter of a billion pounds from its budget

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.

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