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‘Massive task’ ahead as cuts and tax rise agreed by South Cambridgeshire District Council

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Written byCHRIS HAVERGAL

Cllr Simon Edwards, deputy leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council. Cllr Simon Edwards, deputy leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Cuts totalling more than £1 million and a tax increase have been approved by councillors who expect to lose all of their Government grant by 2020.

Bosses at South Cambridgeshire District Council, who won support for their budget today, are setting themselves up as housing developers in a bid to become self-sufficient but warned things would be “very tough” until this gets up to speed.

They faced accusations that cuts meant residents were getting “sweet B-all” for their money.

The budget plans for savings of £300,000 this year, which will largely come from a shake-up of waste collection, including a switch to monthly pick-ups of green bins during winter. Another £790,000 will have to be saved in 2015/16 after the council’s Government grant was cut by 25 per cent, and much of this is yet to be identified.

Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Massive-task-ahead-as-cuts-and-tax-rise-agreed-by-South-Cambridgeshire-District-Council-20140227171104.htm#ixzz2wziFVfKz

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