Eleven authorities spent so much that they could run out within four years if they do not top them up.Read more
The count has started in Knowsley.
Votes will be verified first and then counted for the Borough Elections.
Parish and Town Council votes will be counted this afternoon.
The BBC's Reality Check team looks at Labour's claim that the most deprived council areas of England have seen more cuts than their better-off neighbours.
Labour said it looked at the spending power of the 10 most deprived council areas, according to an official ranking published every few years by the government - most recently in 2015.
Those areas include Blackpool, Burnley, Knowsley, Liverpool and Manchester.
BBC analysis suggests that all 10 listed areas saw higher than average cuts and for nine of them, that cut was at least twice the average.
Since 2010, council spending power, including funding from central government and local taxes, has fallen by almost 30%.
People living in Liverpool City Region are facing a higher council tax bill to pay for the running costs of its mayor.
Mayor Steve Rotheram is proposing a precept which will see most residents paying between £12.67 and £38 a year on top of their existing council tax, depending on which band their property is in.
The bill for his first year as mayor was paid for by the six local authorities of the city region, which cannot afford to repeat the outlay this year.
"In the face of continuing austerity, we cannot expect our six local authorities to carry on funding the combined authority," said Mr Rotheram
In case you missed this last night, plans to sell off 10% of Knowsley Council's parks are being scrapped as residents "value them too much to lose them", says the authority's new leader.
The council, in Merseyside, planned to sell 17 sites saying it would protect the rest of its 144 parks from government funding cuts "forever".
The move was criticised by MPs and had been called in by councillors.
Councillor Graham Morgan said they were "one of Knowsley's greatest assets" and £1.3m of cuts would be found elsewhere.