Job cuts

One in five Welsh council jobs ‘axed’, report reveals

21/06/2019

Almost one if five council jobs in Wales have been axed in the last 10 years, according to the latest analysis.

Birmingham to axe over 1,000 jobs due to ‘brutal’ Whitehall cuts

27/02/2019

Britain's biggest council says it is facing 'the most challenging period its history' after announcing a further round of huge cuts in its workforce.

Scottish council to cut 150 jobs

08/02/2019

Aberdeenshire Council is considering cutting up to 150 jobs over the next year in a bid to make savings.

County council pays out nearly £7m in redundancy packages

29/01/2019

Essex County Council has paid £8.6m on redundancies as part of its efforts to ‘streamline’ the local authority’s operations.

Redundancy of Bournemouth council boss to cost £475,000

09/01/2019

The redundancy of Bournemouth Borough Council’s managing director will cost the council around £475,000 as part of the merger of Dorset’s councils.

Top 100: Our most popular local government stories of 2018

11/12/2018

From council pay rises to troubled outsourcing firms, here is our countdown of the 100 most popular stories on LocalGov during 2018.

Over 28,000 council jobs cut in Wales

27/11/2018

More than 28,000 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales as a result of Whitehall spending cuts, a union has revealed.

City council to cut 100 jobs to balance budget

12/11/2018

Newcastle City Council has announced the job loses as part of a series of measures to save £60m over the next three years.

County invites staff to apply for voluntary redundancy

05/11/2018

Worcestershire County Council has has invited staff to apply for voluntary redundancy scheme in the midst of a crisis in spending on care.

Welsh councils warn of 'financial winter' of redundancies

28/09/2018

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.

Up to 130 jobs at risk at Somerset Council

04/09/2018

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.

West Country council proposes 130 job cuts to balance books

31/08/2018

Somerset County Council has proposed over 100 job cuts in order to make savings in the face of central Government funding reductions.

Northamptonshire CC to axe 'hundreds of jobs’ due to funding crisis

20/07/2018

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.

A cry for help?

21/06/2018

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.

Council warns of 370 job cuts

14/02/2018

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..

More than 450 Carillion redundancies announced

05/02/2018

A wave of redundancies resulting from the collapse of Carillion has been announced, with 452 staff losing their jobs.

Union warns of 30% job losses under council transformation plans

02/02/2018

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.

Council offers voluntary redundancy to its staff

23/01/2018

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.

Stoke-on-Trent to axe 35 jobs in new budget

21/11/2017

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.

Council to cut workforce by 15% by 2020

16/11/2017

Around 300 full-time jobs will be lost at Bath & North East Somerset Council as it tries to find savings of £16m by 2020.

Newcastle warns of 40 potential job cuts

13/11/2017

Newcastle City Council has announced it will have to save more than £13m next year and raise council tax in order to set a balanced budget, leading to the loss of 40 full-time jobs.

Council to axe 420 jobs to close budget gap

24/10/2017

Swindon council may have to axe over 400 jobs as it comes under pressure to close a £30m budget gap.

Scottish council to cut 800 jobs over next three years

05/09/2017

Angus council has warned its workforce could reduce by 800 full-time posts over the next three years as it faces a funding deficit of £40m.

Council considers cutting workforce by 20%

04/08/2017

Stroud District Council is considering reducing its workforce by 20% over the next four years in order to help plug a £3m funding gap.

Council leader denies management changes are linked to police probe

03/08/2017

The leader of Lancashire County Council has rebuked claims his plan to slash senior management posts was linked to his arrest as part of an ongoing police investigation.

Pupils ‘at risk’ from cuts to school support staff, union says

02/06/2017

The safety of pupils is being put at risk by school cuts, public sector union claims as survey reveals school office employees are carrying out tasks that go beyond their remit.

One in ten councils to cut comms teams this year

01/03/2017

Councils' communications teams have reached a 'plateau' on staff cuts, new research published today has suggested.

Liverpool council to cut 300 jobs

17/02/2017

Liverpool City Council has announced it will make £90m in budget cuts over the next three years resulting in hundreds of job losses.

Technology could make 250,000 admin roles redundant in public sector

06/02/2017

Smart machines and autonomous robots could make nearly 250,000 administrative roles redundant, report argues.

Salford Council considers cutting workforce by 133

19/12/2016

More than 100 jobs are at risk at Salford City Council, as it publishes plan to save £15.8m in 2017/18.

Scottish council considers cutting workforce

12/12/2016

The Highland Council is this week considering a plan to cut its workforce to cope with spending cuts, with a final decision to be made in February.

Newcastle management ‘shake up’ to save £500,000

07/12/2016

Newcastle City Council has announced it is ‘shaking up’ its management arrangements in a bid to save half a million pounds.

Thousands of council jobs at risk in Scotland

05/12/2016

Scottish councils have been forced to cut 7,000 jobs in the past year due to £350m funding cuts, council chiefs have warned.

Brighton announces cuts to save £24m

02/12/2016

Brighton and Hove has revealed plans to cut 140 jobs and raise council tax by nearly 4% in an attempt to save £24m.

Council to save millions by cutting 200 jobs

30/11/2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council plans to save £61m over the next three years with the loss of 200 jobs.

Hundreds of jobs at risk as councils publish budget plans

12/10/2016

Councils have warned that hundreds of additional jobs are at risk, as they publish plans to save millions over the next four years.

Oldham Council consults staff over potential redundancies

20/09/2016

Oldham Council has warned the equivalent of more than 65 full time jobs could be lost as part of proposals to save £20m in 2017/18.

Bristol offers voluntary severance option to save millions

22/08/2016

Bristol City Council is offering its staff the option of taking voluntary redundancy in a bid to save £29m.

Care home closures put 162 jobs at risk

18/08/2016

Britain’s biggest care home group is closing three of its homes putting over 150 jobs at risk because they are ‘operating at a loss’.

London council halts plans to cut redundancy pay

21/07/2016

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has reversed a decision to cut redundancy payouts while it undertakes a major overhaul of public services.

2,000 council jobs could be cut at Leeds City Council

20/07/2016

Leeds City Council is warning up to 2,000 jobs are at risk due to funding cuts, some of which may be made through compulsory redundancies.

A ‘new public sector’

28/06/2016

Mike Gill calls on local government to find ways to excite, engage and capture the enthusiasm of the public - and its staff.

York Council considers cutting number of senior managers

23/06/2016

The City of York Council is planning to save £230,000 in salary costs by reorganising its senior management structure.

Jobs 'under threat' from academisation plans

21/06/2016

Thousands of union members could face job and pay cuts as schools are transformed into academies, union delegate says.

Hull City Council offers voluntary redundancy to all staff

14/06/2016

Hull City Council is asking council workers to consider taking voluntary early termination (VET).

Protests as council closes children’s centres to save £8.5m

13/05/2016

Union activists are today protesting in Hampshire against Tory-controlled council plans to close children’s centres.

Turning challenges into opportunities

11/04/2016

Redundancy and change programmes can create anxiety and unhappiness for the workers they impact. Bev White argues that change can be a catalyst to create new opportunities both for the individuals and the organisation.

Closure of Tata Steel could cost the Government £4.6bn warns think tank

07/04/2016

The jobs lost if Tata Steel was to close would cost the Government £4.6bn over the next ten years, according to new analysis by a think tank.

Watchdog warns about 'starker choices ahead' for councils

17/03/2016

Councils in Scotland have been warned that cutting staff numbers and increasing charges is neither 'sustainable nor sufficient' to meet future budget cuts, by a public spending watchdog.

Glasgow to lose 1,500 council jobs because of ‘double whammy’ in cuts

11/03/2016

Glasgow City Council will be radically reducing their workforce over the next financial year in an attempt to close a multi-million pound spending gap.

Fife Council will axe 2,000 jobs

25/02/2016

The Scottish council needs to make £91m worth of savings and so will be cutting 2,000 jobs over the next three years.

Day of action to protest against council job and service cuts

11/02/2016

Local government union Unison is today holding a day of action in Scotland to campaign against cuts in local services and jobs.

All Scottish councils accept funding deal

10/02/2016

Council leaders in Scotland have ‘reluctantly’ accepted the £350m funding cut from the Scottish Government.

Spending cuts put 25,000 council jobs at risk warns union

02/02/2016

More than 25,000 job cuts are being planned at 52 councils across the country, according to new figures published yesterday.

Council taskforce launched in response to Berwick factory closure

19/01/2016

A taskforce led by Northumberland County Council has been set up following the planned closure of a major employer in Berwick.

Union to discuss options in the face of 330 job losses

19/01/2016

GMB Scotland will consult with its members over Falkirk Council’s proposals to cut 330 jobs.

500 council jobs threatened as council forced to make record savings

12/01/2016

Leicestershire County Council will cut an estimated 500 full-time jobs in an attempt to save £26m this year--the highest annual saving it has ever had to make.

‘Catastrophic’ budget will cost 15,000 council jobs

17/12/2015

Council leaders in Scotland have warned that funding cuts of £350m – announced in yesterday’s budget – will lead to 15,000 job cuts and significant service reductions.

Birmingham Council could cut 1,200 jobs

10/12/2015

Birmingham City Council has warned 1,200 jobs will be lost as it tries to find savings of £250m over the next four years.

5,000 council staff at risk of redundancy

09/12/2015

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

Nearly 200 jobs at risk at Nottinghamshire County Council

02/12/2015

More than 180 jobs are at risk as a result of saving at least £62m over the next three years, Nottinghamshire County Council has warned.

Newcastle Council warns of job and service cuts

02/12/2015

Vital services such as social care will have to be cut and 250 jobs axed to make savings, Newcastle City Council has announced.

Councils announce ‘heartbreaking’ job cuts

27/11/2015

Two councils have warned of job and service cuts, following the spending review earlier this week.

Scottish councils warn of service and jobs cuts

23/11/2015

Scottish councils are facing half a billion pounds of financial pressures in the next financial year, council bosses are warning.

Portsmouth warns of 100 job cuts

18/11/2015

Residents of Portsmouth have backed a rise in council tax to help protect services as part proposals which will also see 100 job cuts at the council.

County to cut hundreds of jobs in plans to save £65m

17/11/2015

Lancashire County Council’s plans to save £65m in the next two years will result in the loss of 367 jobs.

Croydon offers voluntary redundancy to its staff

16/11/2015

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

Councils cutting 11,766 jobs warns union

10/11/2015

Councils have announced plans to cut nearly 12,000 jobs to meet 2016/17 budget plans, according to new research from GMB.

Southampton warns 182 jobs could be cut

10/11/2015

Southampton City Council has warned 182 jobs are at risk as it tries to plug a funding shortfall of £39.1m by 2016/17.

Fire and rescue cuts could put people at risk warns watchdog

05/11/2015

Further funding reductions to fire and rescue services could put public safety at risk and led to cuts in the number of fire fighters, new research has revealed.

Council's three weekly bin collection could cost jobs warns union

04/11/2015

Newport City Council will face ‘heavy’ job losses if it proceeds with proposals to move to three weekly bin collections and cut back on grass cutting, a trade union is warning.

Hampshire County Council to axe 450 jobs

25/10/2015

Hampshire County Council has approved cuts of up to £98m, which could lead to 450 jobs being axed.

Scottish council could axe over 1,000 jobs

23/10/2015

North Lanarkshire Council could axe more than 1,000 full-time jobs in a bid to find savings of £45m in the next three years.

2,200 jobs lost as Redcar Steel closes

13/10/2015

The Redcar Steel works will close after no offer to purchase them came forward, the Insolvency Service announced yesterday.

Councils plan joint management team

13/10/2015

A plan to create a single senior management team to run Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils could save both authorities £280,000.

Unions to protest over 3,000 job losses at Glasgow City Council

09/10/2015

Trade unions are planning to protest at Glasgow City Council later this month, over plans to cut 3,000 jobs over the next two years.

County council warns of 250 job losses

07/10/2015

250 council jobs may be lost as part of a drive by East Sussex County Council to save £23m in the next financial year.

Council leaders defend redundancy payments

29/09/2015

Welsh councils have defended spending £100m in redundancy payments over the past three years, saying it is the ‘political equivalent of blaming the victim’.

Edinburgh approves £126m savings measures

25/09/2015

The City of Edinburgh has approved a range of measures to meet a £126m funding shortfall, and will proceed with further discussions on compulsory redundancies, despite a previous pledge not to do so.

Edinburgh warns of 2,000 job losses

18/09/2015

Edinburgh city council has warned it may cut 2,000 jobs over the next two years to cope with a budget shortfall.

Council leader demands Capita meeting after jobs U-turn

26/08/2015

Bury Council’s leader has hit out at Capita’s plans to axe 350 jobs at its site in the town, warning the move will have ‘a devastating effect on the local economy’.

All staff at Argyll and Bute Council to be offered voluntary redundancy

24/08/2015

Argyll and Bute Council is to invite all staff to consider applying for redundancy in a bid to save up to £26m over the next five years.

South Tyneside Council warns of 600 job cuts

19/08/2015

Up to 600 jobs could be cut by South Tyneside Council, as it warns it must find savings of at least £55m over the next four years.

County to cut 2,500 jobs amid £685m savings drive

05/08/2015

A county is to cut 2,500 jobs over the next three years as it looks to save £685m over a nine-year campaign of savings.

Impact of council cuts 'not yet understood', warns care president

10/07/2015

Children's care directors have issued a stark warning that the full impact of council cuts will take as long as three years to understand.

Councils and unions push for new Welsh funding deal

10/07/2015

Councils and trade unions have demanded fairer funding for Wales, amid fears of significant job losses and service cutbacks.

Poll reveals job security fears are rife across public sector

23/06/2015

Almost two-thirds of public sector workers fear for their job as a result of cutbacks and 57% believe the private sector offers a more attractive alternative, according to a survey.

Loss of top council jobs ‘a good thing’, says Welsh first minister

23/06/2015

Top local government jobs will be lost under the planned shake-up of Welsh councils, the first minister has said.

3,000 jobs to be cut at Glasgow City Council

19/06/2015

Glasgow City Council has unveiled a new 'transformation programme' that includes the loss of 3,000 jobs and £103m savings over the next two years.

North east suffers most from job cuts, figures show

18/06/2015

Cuts in public sector jobs have hit some regions harder than others, according to the latest figures.

Exclusive: UKIP reveals ‘unnecessary’ jobs councils should eliminate

16/04/2015

UKIP would task councils with eliminating ‘unnecessary’ jobs including limo drivers, chief executives, and press officers, LocalGov can reveal.

Council staff promised block on redundancies for two years

02/04/2015

Council staff in Sandwell have been promised there will be no more compulsory redundancies for the next two years in a landmark new deal.

Further streamlining ahead for local government workforce

19/03/2015

David Fagan and Jawaid Rehman suggest the future local government workforce will be an increasingly streamlined one.

Cumbria County Council to cut 1,800 jobs

20/02/2015

Some 1,800 jobs are to be cut at Cumbria County Council in the next three years, as the town hall approves ‘drastic steps’ to save £84m.

London and South East shielded from public sector job losses

20/02/2015

London and the South East have been relatively protected from public sector job losses that have hit other areas of the UK, research suggests.

New figures reveal ‘deeply worrying’ fall in social services posts

13/02/2015

Councils have been shedding social services staff at a rate of 10,000 a year since 2011, latest statistics have revealed.

Union claims 25% of council jobs to be cut at Richmond

06/02/2015

Trade union GMB has claimed plans for a new shared staffing structure will see a quarter of jobs cut at Richmond Council by 2017.

Councils agree staff merger, sparking job loss fears

26/01/2015

A union has warned that plans for two London councils to ‘merge’ could lead to ‘massive job losses’.

Cardiff to cut senior management by a third

21/01/2015

The senior management team at the City of Cardiff Council is to be cut by a third under plans to save £650,000.

Salford plans mutual company and redundancies amid £56m saving plan

14/01/2015

Salford City Council has published its final draft of savings proposals, as it looks to cut spending by £56m over the next two years.

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Contract Lawyer

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