Council funding: 'Most serious spending cuts since WWII'


Millions of people face losing libraries, sports centres and museums if "significant" further cuts are made to council budgets, a report says.

The Local Government Association says potholes could go unfilled and street lights could be switched off, with funding for some services down by 90%.

It is warning the government against making more reductions in the 2015-16 public spending review.

Mike Sergeant spoke to the leader of Kirklees council, Mehboob Khan, who said the latest round of cuts are the 'most serious' since World War II.

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