£50m cuts put 'needy at risk'
STOKE-ON-TRENT City Council is facing another £50 million of budget cuts.
Savings of £60 million in the last two years have seen 1,000 redundancies and scores of services cut.
But it emerged last night that leaders are braced for more Government funding cuts, which will place services for the most vulnerable residents under threat.
Senior officers have been instructed to launch an emergency examination of every service to deliver 'radical' savings plans.
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Labour and council leader Mohammed Pervez said: "It hurt last time. You can be sure that the pain is going to be worse this time around."
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