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Some of the extra cash being provided for health services could to be used to help struggling local authorities, council leaders in Wales have suggested.
Staff will be forced to take two days unpaid leave, up to 130 jobs could be lost, winter gritting will be cut and a park-and-ride service suspended under a package of proposals by Somerset County Council to save £13m.
Somerset County Council has proposed over 100 job cuts in order to make savings in the face of central Government funding reductions.
Services will be cut to the legal minimum and 'hundreds of jobs' axed as Northamptonshire imposes further cuts to deal with funding crisis, the council warned.
With a survey suggesting half of council workers are considering quitting their jobs, Mark Whitehead considers how important it is for managers to ease the fears of the local government workforce.
Aberdeen City Council is to cut 230 full-time jobs and disestablish 140 vacant positions in a bid to save more than £10m in 2018/19..
A wave of redundancies resulting from the collapse of Carillion has been announced, with 452 staff losing their jobs.
A union has raised concerns about a transformation programme currently being implemented by Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils which could result in staff reductions.
All non-teaching staff at Shropshire Council have been offered the chance to take voluntary redundancy in a bid to plug a funding gap of more than £59m.
A total of 35 jobs could be axed in Stoke-on-Trent’s new budget as the city attempts to find £34m of savings against a background of central Government cuts.