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Edinburgh City Council facing £2m redundancy payments

Edinburgh City Council facing £2m redundancy payments

A company based in Edinburgh is set to face redundancy costs of more than £2 million after nine professionals voluntarily leave the firm within the next month or so.

According to online resource Herald Scotland, nine of the 29 members of staff at tram delivery company Tie have accepted the opportunity to leave their jobs along with 11 other colleagues who had already committed to doing the same.

It is expected that redundancy payments to these 20 people will be £800,000, taking the total bill faced by Edinburgh City Council in excess of £2 million.

Sue Bruce, chief executive of the local authority, told the news source this forms part of its strategic plan to lower the running costs of Tie in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.

"The idea was that, if there were any staff skills that we needed then we would keep these, otherwise we would let them go," she observed.

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Posted by Francesca Witney