Nearly 500 apply to take voluntary redundancy at Cumbria County Council

Nearly 500 apply to take voluntary redundancy at Cumbria County Council
 

Nearly 500 Cumbria County Council staff applied for voluntary redundancy in a scramble to beat a government payouts cap.
Officials at the authority say that only 425 of the 470 who applied in the latest applications process were eligible for voluntary redundancy - and of these 71 have been told they can go.
The departures are part of a huge ongoing effort to trim slash costs at the cash-strapped authority.
The council faces having to halve its workforce to 5,000 because it must slice tens of millions from its spending. A further 1,200 workers are likely to see their jobs axed before 2018.... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 36
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