Hull facing public spending cuts

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Published: Friday 19th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Hull residents have been told that cuts to public services are inevitable after the Government slashed the council’s budget for the next financial year by £24 million.

Councillors say they have been expecting this and have been working towards identifying where to make savings.

Thursday’s announcement confirms that Hull will get £24 million less for the 2015/16 financial year than it did in 2014/15. This amounts to a 15% core funding cut.

Dean Hale, the council’s deputy leader, said that Hull had lost around £228 per head since 2010.

Councillor Hale added that public services will “inevitably” by affected by the cuts.

The city council lost 10p for every pound in 2014/15. This will jump to 15p for every pound in 2015/16.

Hull’s Cabinet and full council will consider its draft budget at the start of next year.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Friday 19th December 2014 by The News Editor

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  • Kevin Marshall

    So will the council tax bills be reduced to match it then? I think not.

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