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The situation makes it even more important to develop mass resistance to cuts and challenge the government's policy.
Clive Heaphy, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, outlines savings that can be made through the One Council Programme and tight control of expenditure elsewhere. The sharing of more services with other borough and a full review of grants to voluntary organisation are envisaged. In a key passage Heaphy refers to:
Areas no longer funded by specific grants (e.g. Sure Start) where it can be assumed that no service will be continued by the Council unless a business case can be made to justify their continuance along with identified funding.There will be a budget 'Away Day' shortly when councillors and officers will consider the areas for review for the 2012-13 budget (see below):
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