VIDEO: Council leader outlines plans for £154 million budget cuts

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The leader of Notts County Council has expressed his deep regret and anger as the local authority unveils its budget proposals.

Coun Alan Rhodes has spoken as the council revealed how it plans to save £154 million over the next three years - the equivalent of almost £200 for every resident.

Coun Alan Rhodes

Coun Alan Rhodes

The local authority blames the ‘devastating’ cuts the Government provides for local services and its failure to fund ‘spiralling demand’ for vital adult and children’s social care.

Proposals include axing around 800 council jobs and increasing Council Tax for the first time in four years, by 1.99 per cent.

Watch the video to see Coun Rhodes talk about the budget proposals.