Social care ruling: Birmingham council leader responds


A High Court ruling on council social care cuts will not affect Birmingham City Council's budget, the leader has said.

High Court judges have ruled that Birmingham City Council acted unlawfully when it planned to cut social care funding for some disabled adults.

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat run council said it had to save £212m from its 2011-12 budget due to funding cuts.

Conservative council leader Mike Whitby said there was flexibility within the budget to cope with the High Court's decision on Thursday.

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