by Iain Roberts on 21 December, 2012
Stockport Council faces more cutting over the next two years.
Over the last couple of years we’ve cut around £32 million from the Council budget after the then-Labour government first made it clear to us that we’d have to save between £40million and £70million over four years.
We’re still in that area, with the total savings over four years now looking to be around £60 million.
For 2013/14 we’re looking to make savings of about £15million, with the same for 2014/15. We’ve already brought forward proposals for about half of that £30 million and consulted on them. We need to identify further savings over the next few months and it’s not getting easier!