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Two Devon councils are facing cuts which could mean a quarter of their office staff are made redundant. The South Hams and West Devon authorities say cuts in government grants leave them with a gap of nearly five million pounds.
The two councils have already joined forces to make savings in services and senior staff. Now they say serious job cuts are the only way to stay within government rules. John Andrews reports.
The Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon Geoffrey Cox said; 'One way or the other the two Councils have got to be assisted to survive a radical and draconian cut of a third of their budget.'
Two Devon councils are preparing to shed nearly a quarter of their office staff as they face huge cuts in their budget.
West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils, who share many of their services and senior staff, are facing a £4.7million hole in their budget.