Jobs axed at Hull council

Hull City Council have confirmed around 240 jobs will go at the authority. It was decided at a meeting today.

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240 jobs to go at Hull Council: statement

"Central government have taken £90 million from the Hull City Council budget over the last five years and this continues until 2014. We have plans to save £5.7 million per year until 2014.

"If we don't make this saving through back office functions, we would have to make redundancies to our front line services.

"The previous administration announced savings of £3 million in business support and did not have a plan. By upgrading IT systems and removing many paper-based processes, we are improving the efficiency of the organisation and minimising the effect to the public.

As 75p in every pound is spent on staffing, this will lead to the loss of 171 posts. The council is committed to minimising compulsory redundancies by removing vacancies, using redeployment and voluntary redundancy."

– Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council


170 jobs will go at Hull Council

Hull City Council have confirmed around 240 jobs - the equivalent of 170 full-time jobs - will be lost. It was decided at a cabinet meeting this morning.

It brings expected job losses in the local area to more than 1,000, after Kimberly-Clark confirmed it is to close its giant manufacturing plant in Barton-upon-Humber, putting 378 jobs at risk.

A meeting to try to save 249 jobs at Seven Seas has taken place - and MP Karl Turner says he's "hopeful" the company might stay in Hull, though jobs will still be lost.

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