William Eichler 16 November 2015

Croydon offers voluntary redundancy to its staff

Croydon offers voluntary redundancy to its staff image

Croydon Council is offering voluntary redundancy to its staff in order to save £100m over the next three years.

All permanent staff, except for school workers, are eligible to apply for the redundancy.

Croydon has already made savings of £25m from this years budget, but they are still facing an overspend of £3m.

The council is also pausing recruitment until April 2016 in order to balance its books.

A council spokesperson said: ‘The council is facing a hugely challenging time with cuts to our grant from government and increasing demand for our services.

'We have already made savings of more than £25m from this year’s budget but are now facing further in-year cuts, and we are currently forecasting an overspend of over £3m. This means further measures are being put in place to try and reduce this as much as possible.’

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