Spending freeze for Shropshire Council

By William Eichler | 09 November 2018

Staff at Shropshire Council have been told they must work from home one day a month as the authority introduces a spending freeze.

The Conservative-run council is facing a budget gap of nearly £60m over the next five years - partly due to the rise in demand on adults and children’s social care services.

Council leader, Cllr Peter Nutting, said: ‘This week’s decision to introduce a spending freeze across the council follows the need to get this year’s budget under control, as we always do, despite the pressures.

‘Despite allocating a further £10m to social care for 2018/19, increasing demand in this area now suggests another £5m is required this year - funding that we just don’t have.'

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