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£757 Million Council Payout

Birmingham City Council today said it's received equal pay claims totalling £757 million from women who were paid less than men for doing the same job.

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Birmingham City Council: £757 million pay claims could lead to more cutbacks

Birmingham City Council today said it's received equal pay claims totalling £757 million from women who were paid less than men for doing the same job.

It also revealed that it will be receiving more claims following a court ruling which will allow women who believed they were discriminated against to lodge claims until 2018.

The council doesn't have the money to pay the £757 million in claims and needs to borrow it.

The interest payments will amount to £75 million a year by 2015/16.

Sir Albert Bore, the leader of the city council said they're considering cutting services it doesn't have to provide by law.

The council has to pay these claims - in addition to saving £600 million a year for the next five years.

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