The Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis has backed the Taxpayers Alliance. He says it's essential that councils get a grip on pay to ensure a fair deal for the taxpayers in their counties and in their districts.
He says local councils still have massive scope to cut costs to protect front line
services, and that the Local Government pay juggernaut must be halted.
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Manali Lukha presents the latest weather forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
Manali Lukha presents the latest weather forecast for the west of the Meridian region.
Friday's weather for the west of the Meridian region presented by Manali Lukha.