‘Great big hole’ in Cambridgeshire County Council's budget as result of pandemic
The leader of Cambridgeshire County Council has said the authority is facing “a great big hole” in its budget following the latest published estimate of the impact of the pandemic on its finances.
County council documents show a mixture of additional costs, lost income, and impaired savings plans all add up to £50.7million.
An extra £26million in emergency government support, as well as expected reimbursements from the NHS, still leave the county council with a projected £13.6million gap in its budget.
More by this authorBen Hatton, Local Democracy Reporter