Northamptonshire County Council’s discussing proposed savings for the next financial year this morning.
Yesterday the authority announced plans to trim more than 34 million pounds from the budget for 2018/19 – in a bid to balance unprecedented demand with government funding cuts.
The savings will be off-set by non-statutory spending – on areas including social care and children services.
The council will also continuing lobbying government for a fairer deal on the money it receives.
Meanwhile – a protest against the cuts will be taking place outside the council building.
The County Council cabinet will also discuss how Northamptonshire fits into Britain’s economic growth plans today.
A report’s identified part of the county within the government’s Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge growth corridor – and looks at how transport and housing expansion will be linked.
However – the authority wants the whole of Northamptonshire included in the plans.