Plea to government – consider impact of further spending cuts

The government needs to carefully consider the impact of further spending cuts, KCC has warned, ahead of this week’s budget. Kent County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for finance John Simmonds is urging the new government to consider his plea, warning services will be affected. He said: “During the last parliament, local government bore…

KCC agrees its ‘toughest ever’ budget

Kent County Council has this afternoon (12 February) agreed its 2015/16 budget. The authority said it has managed to balance the books, but says it has been the toughest year since 2010. The £83.1m of savings come on top of £350m of savings already made by Kent County Council over the last four years. The…