Jobs go at North East Lincolnshire Council after cuts

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About 100 jobs will be lost at North East Lincolnshire Council following a decision to cut £43m from the budget.

About 150 short-term posts are also under threat, as the council aims to save £30,000 a day by the end of March 2015.

The Labour-run council has said there will be no immediate rise in council tax.

The cuts were approved by councillors at a meeting held at Grimsby Town Hall on Thursday night.

The total budget for the council in 2011/12 was £136.5m, which will be reduced by £5.5m the following financial year.

Council leader Chris Shaw said they have had about £20m taken away from the budget in the past two years.

He said: "Like every other authority in the country, we are unfortunately shedding our workforce."

Keith Brookes, leader of the council's Conservative opposition, said he wanted to see money saved from areas such as financial resources and IT first.

He said: "The way forward would have been to have made the initial cuts with what I call the central services, and not the ones which will attack jobs that provide the services on the front line."

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