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Cornwall Cuts Approved

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:03pm 25th November 2014. (Updated at 6:10am 26th November 2014)


Cornwall's cuts get the green light.

Officials have voted through plans up council tax by almost two percent extra every year until twenty nineteen.

That's on top of two hundred million pounds worth of savings, which will mean four hundred jobs losses at the Council.

Leader John Pollard has told County Hall the plans are realistic and 'not a stab in the dark'.

But critics are worried.

Bob Egerton called for a six percent hike in council tax instead to ease cuts. He told Pirate FM: "It's very depressing and we're heading for very difficult times.

"Local government is being squeezed not just here but across the country. Central government like to pile responsibility onto local government but at the same time take money away from them and them blame them when things go wrong.

"It's just getting too much for everybody really, the cuts and the prospect of asking people for more money. They just felt they couldn't do so. So I think the council is heading for very difficult financial waters."

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