Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Job Cuts!

The worst case scenario for public services in Wales according to the Welsh Local Government Association is a possible reduction in budgets by 20 to 25% over the next 5 or so years. In Scotland they are looking to 12% savings over 3 years. This equates to a reduction in Glasgow City Councils workforce of 4,000 out of a total of 34,000. Since November 2009, over 2,200 employees over 50 have applied for a voluntary/early retirement at a total cost of £100 million and which is aimed to save £65 million a year. These are staggering figures and will undoubtedly have an impact on the delivery of front line services. To read the full story go to Herald Scotland online.

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