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County considering hiking council tax and further cuts to services

Norfolk County Council is considering a 3.99 per cent council tax rise and new savings of £15.8 million next year as it warned that additional Government money will be “substantially absorbed by ongoing demand and demographic pressures”.

The council has already agreed to save £31.1 million next year. Now, the cabinet is to consider £15.8 million of new savings for 2020-21 and proposals for up until 2023-24.

Consultation will take place over the autumn, before the Government confirms the council’s funding in December and the full council takes a final decision to set a budget in February.

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