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The leader of Conservative-controlled Essex County Council has warned of big cuts and difficult choices after the government announced its funding settlement for local authorities across the country.
Cllr David Finch called the announcement 'more dismal than expected.'
Across the Anglia region, councils face a reduction in their spending power of £153 million.
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Councils across the Anglia region face cuts of £153 million next year which means more local services face being axed or cut back.
The Government says funding of police forces across the Anglia region is set to increase by £10.9m despite a cut in central grants.