Birmingham has already been hit by the biggest cuts in local Government history. Thanks to George Osbourne, the City Council will have to make cuts of around £258 million over the next four years on top of the £567 million annual savings the council has already made since 2010/2011. This includes £90 million in spending cuts next year alone.
The city has been hugely disadvantaged by the Government funding formula that has benefitted Tory shires over high-need areas. So too have our Police Service and Fire and Rescue Service. Conservative cuts on the scale proposed will put social care, emergency service and the protection of the most vulnerable at risk. Birmingham need a fair funding deal now.
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