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Council job cuts 'inevitable'

Over the next three to five years 25,000 council jobs could be lost, according to a BBC survey of local authorities. Councils expect funding from central government to decrease significantly and many plan to cut both jobs and services. Yorkshire political correspondent Len Tingle and West Midlands political editor Patrick Burns discuss whether councils are right to anticipate cuts of 10 to 15%.

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