From Eric Picles, the local government secretary, writing on the Conservative Home blog:
More and more councils biting the bullet on senior pay. More and more councils coming together to share services. And I’m determined to do everything possible to support them, in every way possible: by devolving power and by offering every council enough money to fund a council tax freeze next year.
…cutting front line jobs and hitting front line services isn’t inevitable– it doesn’t have to be an option at all.
But is the message getting through to his Tory colleagues who dominate Suffolk County Council?