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Local councils braced for funding cuts

Local authorities are set to find out how much they will get from central government in 2014, and many fear further cuts to their budgets.

Ministers say councils are being given enough money to protect services, but many local authorities say they still face a battle to balance the books.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 18 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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