Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

More Cash Woe on Way as Town Hall Aims to Save £16M

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

More Cash Woe on Way as Town Hall Aims to Save £16M

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RESIDENTS are set to take another financial hit next year as Stockport council prepares its budget for 2019/2020.

The authority has tasked itself with finding almost £16m in savings in the coming financial year - and that figure will rise to £47m by 2022.

Proposals include cutting £1.1m from children and education services by reviewing some housing support and children's health services.

In addition, tens of thousands could be cut from transport services by consolidating the work of agencies who provide school and area services.

Finance bosses also planned a council tax increase of 2.99pc - 1.99pc general and 1pc adult social care - that would have generated an additional £4.485m of funding.

However, a new figure of 2.75pc has been tabled which means the council will forgo an income stream of £1. …

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