Lancashire County Council will need to cut an extra £223million by April 2020 to tackle a funding gap, council bosses have said.Advertisement
A further 1100 jobs are expected to be cut to meet this demand as County Hall chiefs have revealed that the cuts are a result of reduced government funding and a rise in need for services.
£152million worth of savings, including the loss of 1400 jobs, were already announced earlier this year, with this new figure now adding to that total. Changes to staffing is said to be implemented as soon as possible.
Councillor Rebecca Yates took to Twitter to comment on the news.
Speaking to the LEP, Lancashire County Council leader, Jennifer Mein said that these are some of the most difficult times for local government but says good progress has been made in the three-year plan already.
She said, “The scale of the challenge means that we are having to make ever more difficult decisions.
“We will do all that we can, but there is no doubt that the services we provide to our communities will have to be reduced in this period and people will notice the difference.
“Our priority will remain to protect the most vulnerable people in communities across Lancashire.”