Birmingham Council leader urges city to rise to the challenge of cuts
The leader of Birmingham City Council Mike Whitby says the city is facing a "gargantuan challenge" in cutting the budget in light of today's spending review.
He says specifics will follow in the weeks and months ahead.
“Whatever the final figure this is a gargantuan challenge – but one that we will have to rise to," Whitby said in a news release. "Birmingham, after all, already has a proud reputation for innovating, developing new ideas, and solving problems in creative ways."
Whitby says you don't need to be an economist to understand that the Cameron government has been presented with an unsustainable situation, having inherited the worst recession since 1921.
"Tackling the deficit is a national challenge, and one that every public sector agency will share in," Whitby said.