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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What's happening tonight and when will we know the result?
Friday will be another dry day, and although cloudier than Thursday, some bright or sunny spells and still expected.
Remaining dry with some warm sunny spells, although high cloud will make sunshine rather hazy at times.