DENBIGHSHIRE County Council will be the hardest hit by proposed budget cuts.
The Welsh Government have announced proposals to make cuts to its funding of county councils across Wales.
At the moment county councils get 80 per cent of their funding directly from the government in Cardiff.
Lesley Griffiths AM, minister for local government, has proposed that Denbighshire County Council will recieve funding next year that is £7 million less then this years grant.
This is a cut of 4.6 per cent and along with Powys and Ceredigion is the largest cut in Wales.
Gwynedds funding has been cut by 4.1 per cent.
Ms Griffiths said: “The settlement is delivered against an unprecedented, challenging financial context, however, the settlement continues to ensure an appropriate settlement for Local Government in Wales to enable them to protect vital services in the face of severe funding pressures.”
A spokesman for Denbighshire County Council said: “Denbighshire council has been expecting a difficult budget settlement and we have been preparing for it.
“The reduction of 4.6 per cent is on the more severe end of what we have been
planning for and it will require the council to take some difficult decisions.
“Options for reductions are now being developed for elected members to consider during their deliberations over the next few months. Final decisions on the 2014/15 budget will be taken in the new year. The council is committed to delivering excellent services and maximising efficiencies from everything it does will be its key response to this settlement.
“On the positive side the council welcomes the apparent relaxation of 'ring fencing' rules for a number of grants and budget areas.
"We haven't had the time to analyse the figures carefully yet, but it seems that the council will be able to look for efficiencies and savings from a wider area than was possible in 2013/14 and this is to be welcomed.”
Councillors have been called on to make the tough decisions by North Wales AM Antoinette Sandbach who said: “it is not right that Denbighshire should take the brunt of these cuts, at the expense of those who live in South Wales, especially in Cardiff or Newport.
“The challenge for councillors is to resist the easy options of putting up the council tax bills of hardworking families or cutting frontline services.”