Council tax frozen but job losses planned at Kent County Council

PUBLISHED: 10:46 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:46 21 January 2013

Kent County Council’s portion of council tax will be frozen under budget plans for the next financial year for the third year running.

However more than 100 jobs could be lost at the council as it looks to save £94m in 2013-14.

Paul Carter said: “We are doing all we can to freeze Council Tax for the third successive year, despite massive reductions in government grant allocation to fund local government services.

“Year on year, we are showing how innovation and integrity – brought together by elected councillors and experienced staff – can give us ways to look after the bills and protect services.

“So we need to deal with our own circumstances with intelligence and common sense. In the spirit of that attitude, we have already worked hard to find more than £250m of savings over three years.”

The county council will vote on the budget proposals on Thursday February 14.

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