William Eichler 09 March 2022

Nottingham council to cut 63 jobs in ‘toughest year yet’

Nottingham council to cut 63 jobs in ‘toughest year yet’  image
Image: Caron Badkin/Shutterstock.com.

Nottingham City Council is set to cut the equivalent of 63 full-time posts in an effort to close a £28m budget gap.

The city council formally approved its 2022/23 budget this week in what they described as the council’s ‘toughest year yet’.

The council found an estimated £46m of additional funding for care services and will invest £230m in council housing.

However, the local authority warned that some children’s centres will have to be closed down, and that there will be administration charges for second and third resident parking permits, and bulky-waste collections.

The agreed budget will also involve a workforce reduction of the equivalent of 63 full-time posts – 27 of which are currently vacant. These will be in play and youth services.

‘We’ve had to make over £300m of budget savings since 2010, but this was the toughest year yet requiring incredibly difficult decisions about services that we know are valued by local people,’ said the portfolio holder for finance and resources, Cllr Sam Webster.

‘We made some changes to the proposals after listening to feedback through the public consultation and have done all we can to soften the impact on service users.

‘Unfortunately, like many councils across the country, we have faced extremely challenging circumstances due to a decade of unprecedented reductions in Government funding and the growing demand for some key council services, especially care services for older people.’

The budget also included a 1.99% basic council tax increase plus a further 1% for the Government’s social care precept.

‘The amount of funding from Government for public services in Nottingham is a fraction of what it was a decade ago, so unfortunately, like the vast majority of councils, we have no alternative but to increase council tax once again,’ Cllr Webster continued.

‘The unfairness of Government policy on Nottingham is what’s most shocking. While they have taken away £320 of funding per dwelling in Nottingham, the average across the country was a £47 cut.

‘If the Government is serious about ‘Levelling Up’ it cannot continue to under-invest in local public services and hammer households with never-ending council tax increases.’

For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Head of Service – Adults Services South, Safeguarding & DoLS

Bolton Council
It is an exciting time to join us as Head of Service for Safeguarding, DoLS and South District. Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Bolton Council


Royal Borough of Greenwich
£28,470 - £44,628
Kick-start your career with an apprenticeship based in Royal Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Social Worker – Enhanced Social Care Support In Reach

Essex County Council
£32,787 to £44,826
We currently have an opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Countywide Enhanced Support In Reach Team. Essex / Countywide
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Procurement Assistant Manager x 3

Essex County Council
We are looking for an experienced procurement professional to fulfil this truly wide ranging role. Chelmsford, Essex / Anywhere Worker
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Group Accountant-Business Services

City of Bradford MDC
£42,614 to £47,665
Bradford is currently on a journey of change delivering the ambitious outcomes of our Council Plan. Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.