Derbyshire Council jobs cut

1600 jobs will go at Derbyshire County Council as the authority looks to save £47.2 million in the next financial year.

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1600 jobs to be cut at Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council has announced plans to cut 1600 jobs and a complete review of the services it offers. The Labour-run administration says it needs to find £157 million over five years after the Government reduced its funding.

Some council buildings may have to be sold and services reduced or reviewed. The new Labour administration - only in office for four months - will have to consider cutbacks in every area of the council. It comes after similar announcements in Nottinghamshire.

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