East Sussex job cuts and 1.95% council tax rise approved
Council tax in East Sussex is to rise by just under 2% - the first rise in four years, with some jobs to go.
East Sussex County Council approved the rise of 1.95%, which amounts to a rise of 43p per week for a band D council tax property.
The authority, which needs to make total spending cuts of £110m by 2020, has set aside £2.25m for pothole repairs in the next financial year.
Adult social care and children's services will both face cuts.
Councillor Keith Glazier, leader of the council, said: "The amount of money we get from government is variable but by setting this increase in council tax it does give us a more sustainable future."
He said job cuts would be needed if the council was to make savings of £27.7m for 2014-2015.