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Friday, 19 November 2010

The downward spiral of council redundancy costs‏

Kenny Bell, UNISON Northern deputy regional convenor, is quoted in the FT on the impact of redundancy costs on Councils struggling to cope with unprecedented spending cuts: ‘it means that there will be further cuts to meet the cost of the redundancies; it’s going to be very much cut and burn” http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4b38b444-f0e8-11df-bf4b-00144feab49a.html#axzz15excvNip

The FT report that local authorities have warned the Government that its own rules will mean that they will struggle to pay for the redundancies caused by cuts! In England and Wales alone over 100,000 job losses are predicted following last month’s CSR announcement of a 26% cut in revenue funding.