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Report: Councils will need to make more redundancies

Report: Councils will need to make more redundancies

Further job losses across the UK's council network are inevitable in the near future due to ongoing government spending cuts.

That is according to a new report by the Audit Commission and Local Government Association, which has suggested professionals in this part of the public sector may require expert redundancy advice as spending reductions continue to take hold.

Over the course of the last 12 months, Britain's 353 local authorities have implemented 145,000 job losses, but the body has warned this trend is likely to carry on in 2012.

Sir Merrick Cockell, chairman of the Local Government Association, commented: "Councils have been ahead of the game in making savings and have already started to reduce workforce costs. Unfortunately, job losses are inevitable given the scale of cuts."

Recently, This is Gloucestershire reported that local authorities across Gloucestershire - who have made 1,300 redundancies over the last year - have been advised to prepare for further job losses.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas