Published: 07/02/2013 19:55 - Updated: 07/02/2013 16:59

Council cuts slice into classroom

Moray Council's administration unveils its budget plans.
Moray Council's administration unveils its budget plans.

JOBS, bus services and libraries will all be cut if Moray Council’s administration’s budget is voted through next week.

The biggest cash-saving measure will see the number of classroom assistants slashed – which is expected to save £410,000 a year.

There are around 150 assistants employed by the local authority. It is estimated over a third of them will be axed. Mums and dads, angered over the proposal, are staging a protest outside the council headquarters on Wednesday as the budget talks play out.

A total of 75 full-time jobs are expected to go across departments, from trading standards to legal services.

For a full report and reaction read this week's 'Scot', out tonight.

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