Over the next few weeks decision makers at councils across the Midlands will be making some of the biggest cuts in local spending history with services and jobs under threat.
The government are putting pressure on councils not to increase council tax but with so many services under pressure could it be the answer. This is what some of you said:
Some of your views on whether council tax should be increased.
Keep up to date with all the latest on cuts at your council on ITV Central News.
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