Council approves more savings

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ADDITIONAL savings of £12.2m were approved by Nottinghamshire County Council Wednesday, January 12.

Last month the council announced it had to make additional savings of £15m, but this figure has now been brought down slightly.

This brings the total savings required for this year’s budget to around £86m.

Councillor Reg Adair, cabinet member for finance and property at the council, said: “Despite the reduction in Government grants, we will be spending £42m extra on some vital services which are in high demand including foster placements for children in our care, care for adults with mental health and learning disabilities, help for families with young carers and more funding for highways work. This is in addition to the £30m we reinvested in these areas last year.”