The leader of Somerset County Council says the pain caused by huge service cuts at the authority has been "worth it" to get its finances in order.
£15million will need to be found over the financial year after around £30million in cuts last year.
The process of making savings is likely to mean job losses at County Hall in Taunton.
Despite this, Cllr David Fothergill says it was "the right thing to do".
Cllr Fothergill says overseeing service cuts in Somerset has been, "very painful", but necessary.
Despite the tough decisions he has had to make so far, Cllr Fothergill is confident things will improve.