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Norfolk County Council Budget

February 14, 2020 4:25 PM

Ed MaxfieldSUPPORTING PEOPLE MOST IN NEED MUST BE COUNCIL'S TOP PRIORITY SAY LIB DEMS

Reversing cuts to support for disabled people in Norfolk should be the County Council's top priority say the Liberal Democrat's.

"The Liberal Democrat group will back an amendment to the Council's annual budget restoring support to disabled people that was removed last year. It cannot be right that councillors continue to vote themselves pay rises while cutting support for those who are most in need of help," says Cllr Ed Maxfield the leader of Norfolk County Council's Liberal Democrat group.

The eleven Liberal Democrat councillors will support a Labour budget amendment that puts funding back into the Minimum Income Guarantee. If the amendment is defeated by the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats will put forward their own motion that restores part of the cut and also provides new funding for road maintenance and to improve road safety.

"Years of cuts have left council services threadbare. We need the council to start looking to the future. We need to support those people who are in need and we need to invest in vital services to help people get around."

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Contact: Ed Maxfield 07449 706215

Note: Norfolk County Council is due to set its budget at its meeting on Monday 17 February 2020.