Birmingham City Council has started a wide-ranging programme of job cuts under emergency plans discussed by councillors on Monday.
A report to Birmingham’s full council, which met to sign off the authority’s initial response to its section 114 notice and Government intervention, revealed details of its Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS).
The report by Birmingham’s director of strategy Richard Brooks for chief executive Deborah Cadman said the redundancy programme ‘allows staff to express an interest in voluntarily resigning and, if this is agreed, receiving a non-negotiable exit payment’.
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