Hardest hit by big budget cuts - full breakdown

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Calderdale looks set to face another three years of cuts as councillors battle to bring down council spending.

The hardest hit areas will be Children and Young People Services and Adults, Health and Social Care.

Children and Young People Services will see cuts of £975,000 in 2013/2014 rising to £1.68 million in 2014/2015 and £2.71 million in 2015/2016.

While spending on Adults, Health and Social Care services will be cut by £850,000 in 2013/2014 rising to £2 million in 2014/2015 and £4.5 million in 2015/2016. As reported in last week’s Courier council tax is set to rise by two per cent - resulting in a rise of around £28 per year for a Band D household.

The Economy and Environment budget will see no cuts in spending in 2013/2014 but £1.41 million will have to be shed in 2014/2015 rising to £1.91 million in 2015/2016.

The Communities budget will be cut by £2.12 million in 2015/2016, with lower cuts of £200,000 in 2013/2014 and £1.6 million in 2014/2015.

The Chief Executive’s Office will see its budget slashed by £400,000 in the next financial year rising to £800,000 in 2014/2015 and £1.7 million in 2015/2016.

In the wake of the recession Calderdale Council is forced to reduce its spending by £21.6 million by 2016.

Plans to implement a ‘living wage’ - above the minimum wage - for all council staff were also unveiled.

A £2.5 million fund is also included in the proposals to stimulate local economic regeneration and employment.

The final decision on the budget will be taken at full council meeting on Monday February 25.