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Rutland Council could shed 70 jobs to save £3m

Up to 70 jobs could be lost as Rutland County Council is forced to find £3m of savings over the next year.

The authority will have to make cuts after the government announced it was reducing its support to local councils.

But council leader Roger Begy said the cutbacks could provide a chance to find out what the people of Rutland wanted from services.

He said: "We're looking at the services people want rather than the ones we're told they want."

Further cutbacks are expected to follow in the future, with forecasts that funding will be cut by up to 40% as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review in October.

Rutland County Council has already made savings of around £750,000 between 2009 and 2010.

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