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Corby Borough Council The Latest To Consider Budget Cuts

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 December 2013

Local councils across Northamptonshire are facing up to the prospect of more spending cuts as they attempt to balance their books next year.

Corby Borough Council is the latest local authority to consider where cuts should fall. Council Tax in Corby could be frozen again but £1-million worth of savings will have to be made over the next two years.

Reporter Willy Gilder explains how Council’s spend their money and where it comes from, and Stuart talks to Adrian Sibley, the corporate director at Corby Borough Council with responsibility for finance, and to Councillor Bill Parker, who’s responsible for Finance and Performance at Northamptonshire County Council.

Reporter Tom Percival meets Paul Balmer who runs a youth group in Corby called the Oakley Rangers.

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