Wakefield council tax could increase, 1,400 jobs to go, cuts of more than £60m

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Council tax could increase by two per cent as Wakefield Council looks to save £61m over the next two years.

A budget report, which will be considered at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, February 11, sets out how the council will make £38m of cuts in 2015/16.

It reveals that 1,400 more jobs are set to go and proposes cuts of £20m from the adult care budget and £5m from services for children and young people.

Plans to cut £23m in 2014/15 were announced last year.

Council leader Coun Peter Box said front line services will deteriorate as government funding cuts bite.

See this week’s Express for the full budget implications.

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