How huge cuts in funding could affect public services in Lincolnshire...
Chief councillors are to debate the implications of huge cuts in funding from central government.
Cabinet members at Lincolnshire County Council will discuss how they plan to deal with the financial blow at a meeting of the executive tomorrow.
It comes after secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles announced they will slash the amount of cash they deliver to local authorities on December 20.
The meeting will be chaired by leader of the Conservative-led authority, Martin Hill.
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Here, the Echo takes a look at how finance officers at the council believe money will be spent...
It is likely Lincolnshire County Council will once again receive a council tax freeze grant from central government for 2013/14, meaning bills would not rise.
But, Lincolnshire residents are likely to see a two per cent rise for 2014/15 - a figure in line with the Government's current local authority tax referendum threshold.
ADULT SOCIAL CARE
The way in which care for vulnerable adults is organised cannot be sustained, according to a report by finance bosses. Despite making predicted savings of £9.5 million in 2012/13, further significant savings must be made.
The report says: "Further savings can and will be made. A complete transformation is required."
The provision of public health services will change from Primary Care Trusts to Lincolnshire County Council, from April 2013.
Following the Welfare Reform Act 2012, the council will take on the support of vulnerable people who would previously have been assessed for support from the social fund - community care grants and crisis loans.
The authority will receive a ring fenced grant to tackle public health responsibilities.
The proposed 2013/14 budget for the service is £18.2 million, according to the report.
The report states children's services face significant financial challenges - despite saving more than £22 million since 2011.
Further savings of £3.9 million will be made by 2015.
This comes after central Government announced a reduction to the Early Intervention Grant and the Local Authority Central Spend Equivalent Grant following school conversions to academy status.
Tomorrow's meeting will take place at County Hall, Lincoln, and starts at 10.30am.