萊斯特郡議會在資金方面面臨 "可怕的 "未來

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萊斯特郡議會在資金方面面臨 "可怕的 "未來

萊斯特郡議會表示,由於不斷攀升的通貨膨脹使其財政處於 "可怕的境地",它將需要數百萬的進一步節約。

今年2月,這個由保守黨管理的議會表示,它將需要在四年內節省1億英鎊。

"他說:"當我們在2月份制定預算時,我們說我們的情況很糟糕。

"然後普京入侵烏克蘭,造成經濟餘震,以一種無法預測的方式影響到我們和每個議會。

"這意味着我們現在要考慮那種會不受歡迎的、我們試圖避免的節約。

"雖然還沒有做出任何決定,但我想與人們平心靜氣地談談我們面臨的可怕的財務狀況。"

地方民主報告處說,預計議會官員將在9月提供一份關於可以在哪些方面進行節約的最新情況。

"他說:"在進入財政年度不到三個月的時間裡,他們不得不重啟議會同意的預算,這強調了情況的嚴重性。

"在這一年的中途解開預算來削減服務從來都不是一個好主意,而且通常會導致錯誤的決定。"


Leicestershire County Council says it will need millions in further savings as spiralling inflation has left its finances in a "frightening situation".

In February, the Conservative-run council said it would need to make £100m in savings over four years.

"When we set our budget in February, we said our situation was bad," he said.

"Then Putin invaded Ukraine, creating an economic aftershock that affects us and every council in a way that could not have been predicted.

"This means we are now going to have to consider the kind of savings which will be unpopular and which we try to avoid.

"Though no decisions have yet been taken I want to level with people about the frightening financial situation we face."

The Local Democracy Reporting Service said council officers were expected to provide an update in September on where savings could be made.

"The fact they are having to reopen the budget agreed by the council less than three months into the financial year underlines the seriousness of the situation," he said.

"Unpicking a budget part way through the year to make cuts to services is never a good idea, and usually leads to bad decisions."

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