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Budget 2012-13

Budget 2012-13

A budget that will provide a multi-million pounds of extra investment in skills, care for the vulnerable and vital road maintenance but will still freeze council tax has been approved.

The annual budget meeting added an extra £10.3 million spending to the target budget published in December.

It means £5 million more for highway maintenance on C class and other minor roads and nearly £4 million on housing initiatives for the vulnerable.

In addition there will be £610,000 extra for improved highway drainage, gulley maintenance and highway lengthsmen.

Youth services will benefit from an additional £500,000 investment after Devon became one of four areas nationally to host a Youth Innovation Zone.

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