Wolverhampton City Council approves £123m cuts plan

Sweeping cuts and huge job losses at Wolverhampton City Council were approved by the local authority tonight.

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Councillor Roger Lawrence, Councillor Andrew Johnson and chief finance officer Mark Taylor

A cabinet meeting saw leading members give their backing to plans to cut 2,000 jobs, make £123m in savings and slash budgets for community and voluntary groups.

The Express & Star revealed last week the full extent of the cuts, and the impact they are expected to have on the city.

Our reporter Tim Spiers (@tim_spiers_Star) tweeted live from Tuesday's meeting. Here's how it unfolded.

Comments for: "Wolverhampton City Council approves £123m cuts plan"

charlie.bear.5836

"No public outrage here."

And you're surprised by this?

charlie17

Everyone who pays the Council Tax knows that the Council squander our money and that it is time the reckoning came which is the reason no one protested. Can someone explain what "exempt items" surely since we pay the bill we should know the full story, or maybe it's details of the pay rises for the senior officers and increased allowances for the Councillors which they do not want to divulge. Sooner we get back to not giving any rewards to these people the sooner we will have representatives who want to serve the town.