Council budget protestors

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Plans to cut millions of pounds of Milton Keynes Council’s budget were greeted by firey protests outside the council offices last night.

Groups ranging from Milton Keynes Against The Cuts to local Scout troops showed their unhappiness with the planned £22million-worth of cutbacks.

Cuts protestors outside MK Council's budget meeting

Cuts protestors outside MK Council's budget meeting

Some of the most controversial cuts by the city’s Labour administration include slashing bus subisidies, a rise in both parking charges and workers’ parking discounts, and subsidies to a range of community groups.

The council has also backtracked on some of its initial plans, with groups such as the YMCA, Citizens Advice Bureau and Age UK given a stay of execution on funding cuts.

Councillors later voted to reject the proposed budget - read that story here.