Stockton Council's cabinet approves £9m budget cuts

  • 17 May 2013
  • From the section Tees

Hundreds of jobs will be cut after Stockton Council's cabinet approved plans on Thursday to save £9.4m over the next four years.

About 300 posts will be axed over the next four years.

The council said the savings were necessary because of a 58% reduction in government funding.

Stockton South MP James Wharton has said the authority needs to think more "radically" and consider a reduction in councillors.

Council leader Bob Cook said the plans protected the most vulnerable "wherever possible".

"However with reductions in funding of this scale it is inevitable that some of the changes will be more visible and noticeable than before," he said.

A meeting of the full council will be asked to consider the recommendations on 12 June.

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