27 November 2012
Hull City Council announces 240 redundancies
Expert employment law advice could be required by a large group of council workers in the north of England after it emerged they are facing redundancy.
Hull City Council has announced today (November 27th) that around 240 professionals are set to lose their jobs as it continues its restructuring process as the UK's economic problems rumble on.
The local authority has indicated that these cuts will be made in its "back-office functions", meaning professionals in areas such as its communications, payroll, human resources and legal services departments are in danger.
Darren Hale, deputy leader of the council, explained that these redundancies - some of which will be compulsory - are essential because the body's budget has been reduced by £90 million over the course of the last five years.
Furthermore, the authority is set to have to cut its spending by £5.7 million annually until 2014.
"What we are trying to do is protect frontline services," he added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney