Knowsley Council has confirmed that it is facing a £34 million budget deficit due to ongoing cuts to its funding from the Government.
Despite saving £60 million since 2010 and reducing its workforce by a quarter, a further £34 million needs to be found over the next two years.
Every Council service area has been challenged to come up with proposals to make these savings, which are likely to mean further reductions in the workforce.
Councillor Ron Round, Leader of Knowsley Council, said “Knowsley’s funding has been cut more than any other council in the country and as a result we are having to consider significant changes to the way we provide our services. Indeed, in some cases we will have to decide whether we are able to continue to deliver them at all. We will also have to consider reducing our own workforce in order to meet the level of savings we require.”