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Council votes for council tax rise and service cuts
1:55pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News
HEREFORDSHIRE Council has voted unanimously for a 1.9 per cent council tax rise.
The 2013/14 budget and future financial strategy was also backed by a big majority at this morning's full council meeting.
The extent of the cuts in that strategy to cover the council's £10m shortfall on the 2013/14 budget was outlined by the Hereford Times earlier this month.
Another 100-120 job losses across the council are also expected.
At the meeting the council was challenged by opposition members to push the council tax rise up to the 2 per cent that would trigger a referendum.
But the eventual vote for the rise was unanimous.
Voting figures for the budget and financial strategy were:
The council's 2013/14 capital programme - outlined by the Hereford Times last week - was backed by a similar margin.