Hastings council cuts deepest

Hastings Borough Council will receive the largest reduction in central government funding of any council in the south east. Hastings' pot of money will reduce in size by 14% - far more than the average of 1.7% for other authorities.

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Local authorities funding cuts

Local councils across the south have been told what central government funding cuts they will be subjected to over the next year. The cuts come as part of the continued push by the coalition government to balance the country's books.