Gateshead Council's leadership are proposing a series of cuts to services in their upcoming budget. The proposals are short on specifics but amongst those services at risk of cuts are adult social care, leisure services, and library services, and others. We are awaiting information on what the Council Tax proposals will be. You can read more and give your views here
The Opposition Liberal Democrats will be guided by three principles in approaching the budget process. First, to support people most in need, second to cut Council waste, and third to keep Council Tax down.