Massive spending cuts in Kent

Adult social care funding in Kent is to be cut by nearly £19 million. And another 500 council jobs will go, mainly through restructuring and natural wastage.

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Kent County Council defend cuts

Children in care, the vulnerable and the elderly - the groups hardest hit today, as the region's biggest local authority revealed more cutbacks.

Kent County Council says it has to save sixty millon pounds - that's on top of tighter budgets and previous job losses.

The proposals include cutting 18.8 million pounds from the adult social care budget, axing 8.6 million from the children's budget, and losing 500 council workers. That's on top of the 1,000 or so jobs lost last year.

Fred Dinenage interviewed John Simmonds from Kent County Council about the cuts.

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