Council tax rise in Bristol

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has announced a council tax rise of just below 2% to help cover a £35m reduction in spending.

330 jobs are to go, with 100 of those being compulsory.

In a press conference earlier today (Mon), Mr Ferguson said "I'm sorry but these are inescapable. I take the blame.'

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Mayor's MP Salary

Bristol City Council has voted to pay Mayor George Ferguson a salary equivalent to that of an MP. He was elected as the city's first mayor in November.