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12 Sep 2018

Somerset councillors vote to slash spending

Fifteen million pounds in cuts to public services, from youth services to gritting the roads. Amid noisy protests outside, councillors in Somerset have voted to slash spending over the next two years, declaring the authority had “a duty to live within our means”.

Councillors blamed cuts in government funding and warned if they didn’t make the sweeping cuts by March, the consequences would be “horrendous”.