Up to 700 jobs to go at Blackpool Council

Council chiefs say budget cuts mean 500 permanent jobs and 200 contract positions will be lost in the next two years.

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Blackpool Council hit by job losses

It's expected 250 permanent jobs and 100 contract positions will be lost in each of the next two financial years.

This year each and every service is expected to make a saving, some greater than others but they will all start the next financial year with less staff or money to do their job.

We have looked over every single penny we spend and prioritised accordingly.

For the last four years all we have had is brutal cut after brutal cut.

The prospect of losing £36 million over the next two financial years is incomprehensible.

– Simon Blackburn, Leader of Blackpool Council

Blackpool council leader says "brutal" cuts mean tough times ahead

Blackpool Council says it's facing £36million in budget cuts. Credit: PA

Blackpool Council has warned staff it's cutting 700 jobs over the next two years.

The authority says it needs to axe the jobs to make savings as it deals with a £36m budget shortfall.

Council Leader Simon Blackburn said the authority has: "looked over every single penny we spend and prioritised accordingly."

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