The original budget had already contained a planned use of reserves of £42m.
This was boosted by an extra £16m late in the financial year to help offset a bigger-than-expected total overspend of £20.9m, which equated to 2.5% of the council’s net overall budget of £821.8m. "
So it looks like the new officer in charge of cutting back these overspends has his work cut out!
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