31 January 2012
Council 'set to implement 200 redundancies'
Expert redundancy advice may be required by hundreds of professionals fulfilling council roles in the south of England, it has emerged.
According to the Southern Daily Echo, some 200 positions at Southampton City Council are under threat due to the fact the local authority is planning to save some £14 million from its spending plan over the coming years.
Due to funding cuts announced by the central government, the body needs to streamline its £184 million revenue budget over the course of the next three years and this process is likely to include job losses.
Senior officials at the body have insisted that the majority of these savings will be made through "efficiencies", such as the renegotiation of employment terms and sharing chief officers with other local authorities.
Recently, it was announced that 119 education professionals are to lose their jobs in the Blackburn and Darwen region because of council budget reductions.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson