More government funding cuts for Notts

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Government funding for county council services in Nottinghamshire remains on course to be cut by two-thirds in four years,

Last year, the Government gave Nottinghamshire County Council £143m in Revenue Support Grant, to help it deliver around 500 services,

ranging from libraries, trading standards and school crossing patrols, to looking after vulnerable children, supporting people with disabilities and road maintenance.

It has been confirmed that the grant will be cut by £33m next year, with further reductions projected in 2016/17 and 2017/18 to take it down to £51m - a cut of 64 per cent since 2013/14.

Such severe cuts will pile further pressure on budgets already under severe strain from previous austerity measures and soaring demand for services such as care for older people.