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Council cuts around the country

Councils across Britain are planning huge cuts. Here is a small selection:

Issue No. 2213

  • Darlington: £22.6 million cuts from its £107 million budget
  • Birmingham: cutting £75 million and planning to axe up to 2,000 jobs and shut care homes
  • Dudley: revised its cuts up from £30 million to £70 million
  • Croydon: pushing through £1.7 million cuts in staff costs. Planning to cut funding to ten projects for voluntary groups that support disabled and young people
  • Andover: announced £30 million worth of cuts to children’s services, which will slash 185 jobs
  • Sheffield: announced an immediate £6.5 million cuts
  • Jersey: all public workers to be offered voluntary redundancy, as the island’s government aims to save £50 million over the next three years
  • Wolverhampton: £70 million cuts on top of £27 million already agreed
  • Sandwell: cuts of £65 million
  • Staffordshire: £7.9 million cuts this year
  • Bolton: £3.7 million from children’s services budget
  • Worthing: £1 million in next year
  • Leicester: £7.7 million from this year’s budget and estimated £100 million cut by 2015. About 1,000 jobs could go
  • Powys County: £16 million over next four years – meaning 800 job cuts
  • Swindon: £15 million over next few years. Up to 1,000 jobs expected to go
  • West Berkshire: loss of £1.1 million this year’s funding
  • Worcester: £6.5 million cuts
  • Manchester: £60 million
  • Whitby: bus service to face drastic cuts of 10 percent

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Tue 3 Aug 2010, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2213
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