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Authority facing £180m black hole says no residents will be put in danger by ‘radical’ cuts

Crisis-hit Northamptonshire county council has voted to push ahead with a radical cuts strategy to reduce services to a bare legal minimum, as it attempts to close a financial black hole which it says could grow to £180m within three years.

The strategy aims for “radical service reductions and efficiencies” across a range of areas, including children’s services and adult social care as it moves to a stripped back "core offer" to residents.

The Tory leader of the council, Matthew Golby, promised that no residents would be put in danger by the cuts, and that the council would meet its legal obligations to deliver vital services.

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The Guardian

 

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