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Councils in the North East have cut nearly 8000 jobs in the two years since the Comprehensive Spending Review, when the Chancellor outlined what savings needed to be made in the public sector budgets. The Department for Communities and Local Government released a statement responding to the figures.
The number of job losses from councils in the North East has reached nearly 8000 in the first two years since the government announced its programme of public spending cuts - with hundreds more in Cumbria and Southern Scotland. The figures show the number of voluntary and compulsory redundancies.