Tax freeze axes jobs

FREEZING council tax for a second year running will cost 600 jobs, Derbyshire County Council has said.

Proposals to cut £25m from its budget were due to be approved on Wednesday.

The savings are on top of cuts of around £45m and 800 job losses in the past two years.

It says it aims to protect frontline services and jobs where possible, through more efficient ways of working, staff and service re-organisation and cutting administration.

The proposed cuts include £10m from adult care and £6m from children and younger adults.