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Cuts: two years on

Two years since the coalition government outlined its public spending cuts, thousands of jobs in the public sector have been lost in the North East.

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Nearly 8000 North East council jobs cut in two years

Councils had to cut nearly £700m from their budgets. Credit: Association of North East Councils

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.

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