Cardiff council cuts

Wales' biggest council is proposing sweeping cuts to its budget - with the aim of making £22m savings in the next year.

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Cardiff Council: "This will be a difficult budget"

Cardiff Council have issued a statement on their website outlining some of the reasons behind their proposals.

This will be a difficult budget, the financial pressures facing all Local Authorities are well known and the picture for Cardiff Council is no different. We are facing real terms cuts to its annual settlement from the Welsh Government, all set against a backdrop of increasing demand for services and a continued growth in population.

The Council is also facing pressures from other areas. This includes reduction in specific grants, in particular a £1.3m shortfall on transfer of the Learning Disabilities Grant, and also pressures in terms of income generation. Future settlements will also see greater cuts.

At this stage, these are budget proposals. The final budget will be set at Full Council on Thursday 28th February following consultation with other political parties in the Council and an intensive Scrutiny process.

– Statement from Cardiff Council website

Report: Cardiff Council propose cuts

Three hundred jobs are being cut under plans from Cardiff Council to save money.

The authority is shutting a swimming pool and reducing library access as well as selling off an island to try to make the savings.

The council says it's essential to cut back. Our reporter Rob Osborne has more.


Cardiff Council propose budget cuts

Wales' biggest council is proposing sweeping cuts to its' budget. The plans will include the loss of 300 jobs, the closure of a swimming pool, reducing library access and selling Flat Holm island.

It's part of plans to make £22m savings in the next year.

On their website, Cardiff Council has stressed these are 'budget proposals', and that the final budget will be set at Full Council on 28th February.

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