BBC News – Somerset County Council jobs at risk as budgets considered

More than 80 jobs are at risk as Somerset County Council attempts to make £23m in savings over the next financial year. John Osman, leader of the Conservative-controlled administration, said there were “difficult times ahead” after the loss of 5% (£20m) of its funding. Mr Osman said although he would be happy to take a pay cut he would not be asking his staff to do the same. But Sam Crabb from the Lib Dems called the budget plan a “complete disaster”. Full Story: Read More

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