Stephen Hughes, Chief Executive at Birmingham City Council, has written an open letter to staff on the financial situation that the authority currently faces. You can read it on the council’s News Room site.
The situation makes for depressing reading. The council has been trying to work out how much of its budget it is likely to need to cut. The current thinking is that it will need to reduce spending by almost a third. They do not yet know how they will do this, but its not difficult to see that we are not likely to enjoy the process, and also that jobs may be lost.