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.
Northumberland County Council has sent out hundreds of letters to its staff and councillors to begin discussions on whether to allow more private companies to run its services.
The council has to save another £70m over the next three to four years.
MPs at Westminster will discuss how the government's financial decisions are affecting the North East. The special 90-minute debate will be led by the Gateshead MP Ian Mearns, who will be joined by some of his Northern colleagues.
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.