Readers unhappy Councillor replies Councillor Bill Duff has responded to recent readers’ letters about cutbacks made by Angus Council. He writes: “Your correspondents who are unhappy at Council cuts need to understand that Angus does not exist in a bubble. The current position is simple. The UK is bust and the

Westminster Government is reducing expenditure in an attempt to reduce the huge deficit. That feeds through to a smaller block grant to Angus Council. The Council Tax is frozen and councils must by law balance their budgets. So the laws of arithmetic mean that all councils the length and breadth of the country need to cut expenditure. And this week we heard from chancellor George Osbourne’s statement that things are going to get worse.

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