Devastating cuts are beginning to filter down to Council level. Last week it was announced that next year's council budget will be cut by £1.6 million -- 11.9%.
The Reading Post has an article on this here going into more detail.
Reading Labour are attacking these cuts which will have a devastating impact on public services, but forgetting to mention that they would have introduced very similar cuts, but just a little bit further into the future.
Cuts are not necessity, but a political choice. One alternative would be introducing a fairer tax system where the superrich pay their share. Green MP Caroline Lucas has co-authored a report on alternatives to cuts to our public services which will surely hit the weakest and most vulnerable hardest.
And we haven't even had the emergency budget yet!