David Cameron says he wants to end the "entitlement culture" and that scrapping housing benefit for under 25's will help to achieve that.
The MoD confirmed more than a thousand military personnel will face compulsory redundancy as part of cuts to the armed forces.
Britain has fallen back into recession. More cuts to come in the North East.
Paul Gilroy from Unison says there is always an alternative to job cuts.
Council Leader says Newcastle is treated unfairly when it comes to making cuts.
Newcastle City Council's announced spending cuts of 30 million pounds - which will mean 360 job losses. The local authority set out its latest budget at a full council meeting last night. The council claims it will protect front line services where possible.
Public sector unions say they'll fight compulsory redundancies. All councils are implementing the Government's 2010 spending review which will see local authority spending reduced by more than a quarter by 2015.
Three hundred and fifty jobs are expected to go as part of major cost cutting at Gateshead council. Up to two hundred compulsory redundancies could be needed. The rest will be lost through volunteers. The cuts are part of measures to save twenty two million pounds this year.
The council says they're needed because of government cutbacks and increasing demand for services like social care. The plans will go a full meeting of the council on Thursday.