Political reporter Daniel Hewitt on how councils are reacting to the cuts


Interesting comparing reaction to cuts from Labour-run councils in Great Manchester (9) & the only Tory-run council, Trafford....


Trafford Council: We're at the forefront of managing reduced finances, achieving innovative groundbreaking efficiencies across our services.


Joe Anderson Mayor of Liverpool: [Tory's are] in danger of creating a deeply divided nation. Forces of social unrest could start to smoulder


Council budget cuts protest

Local authorities in the North West have said they will be making cuts to balance their budget.