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Derbyshire councillors set budget for next year

A list of proposals for making £36.7 million worth of cuts to Derbyshire County Council’s budget for the next 12 month has been approved by cabinet members to allow public consultations on the plans to go ahead.

Reductions in Government grants mean the county council must cut £157 million from its budget by 2018.

The council’s annual budget has been set at £515.030 million, with council tax due to go up by 1.99 per cent.

Cabinet decisions have to be rubber-stamped at the next full council meeting on February 5.

The council has reserves of £212 million, £59 million of which is earmarked for schools and £112 million has been set aside for specific issues, including meeting equal pay claims.

 

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