Crunch council debate may have to be delayed

County Hall, Matlock.

County Hall, Matlock.

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A crunch meeting to rubber stamp huge spending cuts and a council tax hike in Derbyshire may have to be postponed.

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) proposals to slash almost £40million from its budget during the next year while increasing the tax charge by 1.99 per cent are due to be formally approved at a debate next week.

However, that meeting may have to be held at a later date as the Labour-led authority is still awaiting Government guidance to determine whether a referendum will be needed to raise council tax by 1.99 per cent.


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