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Cornwall Council to vote on budget cuts

Discussion in 'News' started by Halfhidden, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    Cornwall's unitary authority councillors are due to meet to vote on an emergency budget to cut £170m over the next four years.
    The meeting was due to take place on Tuesday but was postponed because of the weather.
    More than £10m of the savings package is set to come from frontline services.
    Critics have said budget is being rushed through. Council leader Alec Robertson said any delays could cost the authority more money.
    The overall plan, which is expected to lead to 2,000 job losses, has already been approved by the Conservative-led council's cabinet.
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    Eric Pickles slams town halls for ‘hoarding like Fort Knox’

    Cabinet Minister Eric Pickles singled out Labour-run Greenwich for sitting on £133 million, Tory-run Wandsworth, which has £105 million in the bank, and Kensington and Chelsea for hoarding £112 million.

    Outside London, Crawley in West Sussex had enough cash in the vault to pay its bills for two years, he said. Essex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey Heath were listed by the minister as sitting on piles of unspent money.

    “I'm sure many residents would be shocked to find local authorities still have over £10 billion in their piggy banks when they are hearing weekly scare stories of service and job cuts,” said Mr Pickles.

    He said some councils were acting like “Fort Knox” when the money would be better used to address the financial crisis.

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