Wiltshire Council budget savings agreed by cabinet

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Wiltshire Council's cabinet has agreed savings to the local authority's budget of almost £28m.

The draft financial plan will now need to be approved by the full council on 26 February.

The cabinet also agreed an extra £362,000 from government would be spent on children and school improvements.

Wiltshire was one of about 120 rural councils that had threatened to bring a judicial review over the funding settlement for local government.

The Conservative-run council wants to freeze council tax for a third year running.

A third of what it needs to save will come from making more efficiencies in the way things are run. Vacant posts will not be filled and fewer consultants used.

Eighteen posts are going in the education department but that is mainly due to the budget there being transferred to schools who have become academies.

Out of the extra £362,000, the cabinet agreed £162,000 should be distributed between the area boards to focus on children and young people and £200,000 should go to the school improvement service.

There will be more money for roads and for looking after vulnerable children, adults and older people.

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