Councillors in Reading have tonight voted to build its own local temporary accommodation for the homeless.
The so-called 'homeless hub', its argued, will save money instead of putting people in expensive BNB's, sometimes as far away as Slough.
The council is looking to save a further £11 million over the next three years.
The Executive Member for Education at Hampshire County Council says he is horrified at plans to take schools out of council control, and turn them into academies.
A key Portsmouth City Council meeting on budget cuts had to be temporarily stopped because of protests.
Demonstrators against proposed council cuts to domestic violence services in Portsmouth let off confetti in the chamber and chanted until they were removed.
The council has to find £11m of savings this year - and had proposed cutting funding to domestic abuse services by £130k. Today councillors announced that funding would be found to continue the service for this year at least.
A local tax rise of the maximum 3.99% for the next four years is also being proposed, as are cuts to the fire service.
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Women fearing budget cuts protest on city hall steps head of crunch meeting.
The city council has already made £74.4m of savings over the last five years. But city hall bosses needs to save at least another £31m over the three financial years from April 2016.
The £31m will have to come out of the £207m of spending under the council's control. Almost half of the £207m is spent on looking after vulnerable adults and children.
Protesters made their point to councillors outside a city hall budget meeting this afternoon in Portsmouth. The council needs to save £11 million this year. And £35 million over the next four years. A hundred council jobs could go, and council tax looks set to shoot up by its maximum 3.99 %
Councillors in Hampshire are due to consider how to balance the county council's budget later.
Its leader says it's facing its most "challenging period" - after forty eight million pounds was cut from the authority's government funding.
Southampton City Council will later announce its budget proposals for the next financial year.
Councillors are set to outline plans to tackle the deficit - the gap between money being received from central government and the cost of services.
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Councillors in Brighton and Hove have failed to set a budget, despite a six hour meeting last night. The ruling Greens wanted to increase council tax by almost 6% - the biggest rise in the country.
But Labour and the Tories voted against them. There'll be another meeting on Tuesday 3rd March.
ITV Meridian spoke to the Green Party's Cllr Jason Kitcat, Brighton & Hove City Council.
Members of Brighton and Hove City Council have failed to set a budget after six hours of negotiations, and will now reconvene on Tuesday 3 March.
At just after 10.30pm the council chief executive Penny Thompson said it was unlikely they were going to be unable to reach an agreement this evening.
They were trying to decide whether tax payers in the city will face the biggest increase in their bills in the country.
The Greens want a rise of almost 6%, which would equate to more than £70 a year for an average household.
They say without a big rise they will have to make drastic cuts in public services. Both Labour and the Conservatives feel this is too high.
The opposition Labour group leader Warren Morgan tonight argued for a 2% rise in council tax.