Northamptonshire County Council says it still expects shortfalls of up to 70 million pounds for the current financial year.
It’s the latest issue for the crisis hit authority.
Director of Finance Mark McLaughlin has written to councillors to outline the challenges to be faced over the coming months.
An extraordinary meeting’s been called for August 1st to confirm spending priorities.
Government appointed commissioners – who were brought in following scathing reports of the council’s management – have agreed to the process.
A spokesperson says the choices that need to be made will be difficult – but must protect communities and their services.