Dan Peters 09 December 2015

5,000 council staff at risk of redundancy

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Up to 5,000 council benefit administrators could be made redundant, according to an exclusive report from our sister magazine The MJ.

Tomorrow, ministers are expected to announce thousands of council staff will not be employed in Whitehall after Universal Credit is rolled out in stages.

The decision comes after local authority chief executives called for clarity amid concerns of a staff exodus, threatening councils’ ability to maintain a housing benefit service.

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