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West Norfolk Council receives 16.5 per cent funding reduction

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West Norfolk Council will not be raising tax levels or cutting frontline services after receiving its settlement from the Government.

The council has received a total of £8,897,025, which is a reduction of 16.5 per cent on last year.

Leader Nick Daubney said the council had predicted a reduction of between 16 and 17 per cent.

He said: “Our plans to freeze council tax and car parking charges will remain in place and our efficiencies programme is on track and we will be able to deliver a sustainable budget next year.

“We recognised public spending has to reduce. Since 2009, we have made well over £7 million worth of efficiency savings.”

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