Birmingham City Council Announce £600m In Cuts

Birmingham City Council must make £600m in savings by 2017, with £120m in the next financial year, council bosses have said.

This comes after cuts of £62m to the Labour-run authority's 2012-13 budget were voted for in February with warnings that 1,100 jobs could go.

Council leader Sir Albert Bore said the authority was still looking at those job losses "over the next few years".

He said some of the council's services would have to be "decommissioned" completely to meet the savings targets.

The council leader warned the authority could face an additional £60m to £70m of savings on top of the £120m for 2013-14, depending on cuts to direct government grants.


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