Kirklees Council leader reveals the cuts are far from over
More cuts are looming as multi-million pound black holes open up in Kirklees Council’s finances.
The council could be as much as £65m in the red by 2021, it has been revealed – twice as bad as calculated this time last year.
Despite a host of unpopular money saving cuts; including to bins, tips, museums, and staffing levels, councillors have been told gaping holes in the budget are proving impossible to fill.
The huge shortage of cash is a consequence of the stunning £50m-a-year reduction in the grants paid by the government to Kirklees between 2016 and 2020.
The funding headache means... read more
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