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Council to cut jobs and raise tax

Coventry City Council has confirmed it plans to close 190 posts and increase council tax by 3.7% in an effort to meet a budget shortfall of 13m.

It means an increase of about 25 per year for an average band D property.

The Conservative-controlled council also plans to axe city centre wardens and after school clubs.

The council said it needed to make 9m savings on top of the council tax rise. Members will vote on the budget plans at a meeting on 24 February.

Two adults living in a band D household would pay 1437.65 for the financial year 2009/2010 under the budget.

An adult living on their own in a band D property would pay 1078.23.

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