Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles told the House of Commons that a small number of local authorities will require larger savings to be made, but he said that no council will face a loss of more than 8.8% of their total spending power thanks to a new efficiency support grant;
As the name implies, to qualify, councils will have to improve services to receive this grant. It is unfair on the rest of local government to expect them to subsidise other councils' failure to embrace modernity.
Mr Pickles said councils were "sitting on" a record £16 billion of reserves.
More top news
The men attacked the young boy and two other women as they stole two laptops that had been advertised on Gumtree.
Leicester City Football Club clinched the Premier League title after Chelsea took Spurs to a nail-biting 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Canada's Prime Minister sent a video challenge to Kensington Palace and the White House in the build up to next month's Invictus Games.