Tory-run East Sussex County Council faces shortfall of £31 million


At an East Sussex County Council Cabinet meeting, it came to light that the Council faces a budget deficit of £31 million. The Council has not yet said how they will find this money.

Old Town's Cllr John Ungar said "Following this information I am very concerned that unless the Government bail the County Council out, it will face going bankrupt or cutting services to a point where it could be that they would be acting unlawfully."

Cllr Peter Diplock added: "East Sussex County Council must urgently outline their plan for how they will resolve this budget deficit."

Sovereign Ward Lib Dem County Council Candidate Kathy Ballard said "Without robust action, the Tory-run County Council is on the road to being bailed out by the Government. County Council fiscal probity is extremely worrying”.

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