Local councils are warning that huge cuts to their budgets will leave them with no choice but to make swingeing cuts to the services they offer - despite being given greater fundraising powers by the Chancellor.
George Osborne argues that, despite the reductions in their budgets, local authorities can now keep money from business rates, sell off property to raise cash and hike council tax to boost adult social care.
ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks went to Oxfordshire County Council - recently berated by David Cameron for cuts to its services - to see the impact today's Spending Review had on them:
George Osborne has managed to get what he wanted - less generous welfare payments and a clear incentive to encourage people back into work.
After the shadow chancellor's stunt, Labour's Chuka Umunna tells ITV News: "I generally don't quote Communist leaders."
By 2020 millions of students who got a loan post-2012 will be paying more money back quicker.