Councils mull raids on reserves and job cuts
Gateshead MBC is considering cutting up to 155 jobs and North Yorkshire's reserves will take an £8m hit under budget proposals.
Job losses at council-owned airports group
Council-owned Manchester Airports Group blamed the end of the Government’s furlough scheme as it announced plans for nearly 900 job losses.
Union calls for redundancy consultation pause
Croydon LBC has been urged to pause its consultation on mass redundancies by trade union Unite.
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.
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 considers job cuts to fund children’s services
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is considering cutting 248 jobs to help fund a £5.5m cash boost for children’s services.
Quarter of council jobs lost in nine years
A quarter of local government jobs have been cut since 2010, new data from trade union Unison has found.
Local government employment down 2%
Local government employment has fallen by 2% over the last year, new figures have shown.
Council expects to axe 70 roles
Brighton & Hove City Council is expected to axe 70 roles in an effort to rein in spending over the next year.
West Dunbarton Council considers cuts
West Dunbarton Council is mulling over staff job cuts as part of new cost-saving plans, in an attempt to close a growing yearly funding gap totalling more than £54m over the next decade to 2028/29.
Somerset proposes 130 job cuts to balance books
Somerset CC has proposed more than 100 job cuts as it faces considerable financial pressure.
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.
Localis report: In Place of Work
This week Localis published a report examining how a combination of Brexit, automation, population and place dynamics are likely to impact the changing world of work across England. Report co-author Joe Fyans explains how local government can play a more strategic role in supporting local labour markets.
Council to axe 420 jobs to close budget gap
Swindon Council may have to axe more than 400 jobs as it comes under pressure to close a £30m budget gap.