Bristol budget decision

Bristol City Council is holding a full meeting to debate the first budget from Mayor George Ferguson. The outcome will determine council tax rates for the next financial year, as well as budget cuts.

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Ferguson's budget approved

George Ferguson was elected as Bristol's first Mayor in November. Credit: Rod Minchin/PA Wire

George Ferguson's first budget as Bristol Mayor has been approved.

Councillors supported a £35 million cut in spending and council tax increase of just under 2%. The Mayor admitted his plan had shortcomings but blamed it, in part, on central Government.

Plans for a swimming pool in East Bristol and a recycling centre in the south of the city have been revived.

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