Job cuts

Wiltshire Council proposes £10m staffing budget cut


Wiltshire Council is proposing to cut £10m from its staffing budget over the next two years in response to a ‘challenging financial situation’.

Cornwall plans to cut 400 jobs


The cuts are part of plans to save £55m in order to balance the council’s budget in 2022-23.

Scottish councils see 22,000 jobs cuts since 2007, say campaigners


The SNP has been accused of overseeing the loss of 22,000 council jobs since coming into power by campaigners.

Councils urged to end outsourcing of leisure facilities


A trade union has called on councils to take back control of leisure facilities after estimating leisure services giant Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) has cut 2,000 staff on zero hours contracts since the start of the pandemic.

Leeds council proposes nearly 200 job cuts


Leeds City Council has warned that it might have to cut 199 full time posts in order to save £17.6m as it deal with the impact of the pandemic and austerity.

Nottingham Council to cut more than 150 jobs


Nottingham City Council has announced 154 jobs will be lost as part of emergency plans to save an additional £12.5m.

Thousands of council jobs at risk due to funding shortfall, union warns


Tens of thousands of council jobs could be lost unless the Government addresses the current funding shortfall, Unison has warned.

Welsh councils call for support over 'devastating' Airbus job losses


Council leaders in Wales have called for extra support after Airbus cut more than 1,700 jobs across their UK operations.

Luton forced into unavoidable cuts


Luton BC’s boss has said the council has done all it can but has no other choice than to cut 365 jobs and frontline services.

Blackpool Council announces 75 job losses


Blackpool Council has announced that its new budget proposals will result in 75 job losses as it seeks to close a £5m budget gap.

Council warns of 78 job cuts


Stoke-on-Trent City Council has outlined plans to cut 78 jobs as part of plans to save £9.2m by 2021.

Council to re-direct £5.5m to 'inadequate' children’s services


Stoke-on-Trent City Council has approved plans to invest £5.5m into its children’s services following an ‘inadequate’ rating from Ofsted earlier this year.

Thomas Cook collapse could cost councils £12m a year


The collapse of Thomas Cook could see councils lose around £12m a year in business rates, new estimates have suggested.

Council considers job cuts to fund children’s services


Stoke-on-Trent City Council is considering cutting 248 jobs in order to help fund a £5.5m cash boost for children’s services.

Dorset Council confirms over 550 council jobs are ‘at risk’


More than 550 council employees in Dorset Council have been informed that their jobs are ‘at risk’ from the restructuring of local government in the area.

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


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


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


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


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


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.

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Over 28,000 council jobs cut in Wales


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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%


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


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


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


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

Liverpool council to cut 300 jobs


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


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

Salford Council considers cutting workforce by 133


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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’


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


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


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


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


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

Turning challenges into opportunities


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Scottish councils warn of service and jobs cuts


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Councils plan joint management team


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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