Oxfordshire's Labour group leader James Plasket said the county had already 170 teachers and now would have to cut its budget by £12.5m. 'We've used our reserves, the schools have used their reserves, we're saying it's intolerable', Mr Plasket said. The county will have to sack another 300 teachers to comply with the capping limit, he said.
'We believe the community is behind us and is prepared to pay another £1 or so a week on the council tax in order to avoid devastation of vital public services', he said.
David Shakespeare, leader of Conservative controlled Buckinghamshire told Today the county would try to manage on its budget and was planning to cut £12m.