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Somerset: Council Budget Approved
A plan to save £10 million, freeze council tax for a fifth year and continue to spend £329m on services was approved after a vote by councillors today.
At a full meeting of Somerset County Council, councillors voted in favour of the proposals.
The key areas of spending include:
- £160m on looking after vulnerable adults, including support for frail and elderly people as well as those with profound disabilities or learning difficulties.
- £40m on social services for children, including protecting children from abuse, adoption and fostering services.
- £46m of capital investment in areas such as roads, street lighting and school buildings
- Savings will be made in areas such as youth and community services and sheltered housing.
Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council, said:
'This was a difficult budget to set and we have had to make some extremely tough decisions. We asked people for their views and listened to their feedback, and I am pleased that we have been able to freeze council tax for a fifth year running.
' While we have had to work hard to make savings, we are still spending more than £300m on key services.'
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