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Pickles: Councils 'asked to do difficult things'

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is announcing that as part of the Localism Bill, locally-elected councillors will all have to vote on decisions about whether they want to pay staff salaries over £100,000.

Political editor Nick Robinson analyses the battle between local councils and Westminster and Mr Pickles explains the reasons behind the new ruling.

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