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Central government cuts are as expected

Calculating the figures

The local government minister Kris Hopkins has published the provisional local government finance settlement for 2015/16.

This sets out the funding that all councils, including Herefordshire Council will receive from central government in the next financial year.

The government is proposing significant reductions in funding to Herefordshire Council. The proposed reductions are in line with the assumptions the council has made in developing its budget for the next financial year, 2015/16.

The deputy leader of Herefordshire Council, Cllr Patricia Morgan said:

“We were planning for a tough settlement this year and that is what the government has delivered. We will set our budget for the year at Council in February.

The council will have to make further reductions in spending next year because demand on our services will increase as our funding reduces.

We will continue to focus on our priorities of protecting vulnerable children and adults and boosting jobs, wages and homes.“

Cabinet will consider the council’s budget proposal on 22nd January 2015.

Full council will consider and approve the council’s budget on 6th February 2015.

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