Nottinghamshire County Council bosses plough £500,000 into youth employment strategy

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COUNCIL bosses are planning to pump more than £500,000 into a youth employment strategy in a bid to increase employment access amongst the young.

The extra money, which is proposed to be taken from Nottinghamshire County Council’s reserves and anticipated savings in the current financial year, is in addition to £17.9m and £11.2m increases in funding to meet increased demand expected during 2013/14 for adult social care and children’s social care.

If the proposals are approved, the council will budget to spend a total of £552m during 2013/14 on around 500 services.

Other proposals include council tax freeze and a £1.33m capital programme on major projects such as improvements to school buildings, transport infrastructure projects, better broadband and energy saving schemes.

The final budget proposals agreed by the council’s policy committee will be put before full council on 28th February.