BARNSLEY is braced for the next budget announcement - with council leader Steve Houghton saying there are no more 'easy' cuts to make. 

Budgets have been slashed every year since 2010, leading to the council workforce already falling by almost half and about 2,300 locals losing their jobs. 

Leader of Barnsley Council Sir Steve Houghton said the current worst case projection is another £46m of cuts before 2020.

“There are no easy cuts left to make, we’ve already had to make some incredibly difficult decisions.

"We’ve squeezed back on adult social care, we’ve squeezed back children’s services, we’ve reduced grounds maintenance and street cleaning services.

“We are asking people to do more and more and more every day.”

The government is due to make an announcement of its spending review on November 25.