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WEST MIDLANDS COUNCILS FACE MORE CUTS AFTER THRIFTY YEAR

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Councils in the West Midlands are still facing severe budgetary pressures even after keeping a tight lid on spendin...
Councils in the West Midlands are still facing severe budgetary pressures even after keeping a tight lid on spending during the past couple of years, The Birmingham Post reports (p8).

The paper says of the seven West Midlands councils, only Walsall is able to promise that there will be no council tax increases next year.

The other councils are facing cuts in recruitment and service provision, as a result of this year's tough budget settlement, the paper reports.
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