Tuesday, 16 February 2010
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.
Posted by Plaid Gwersyllt at 17:09