Redundancies at West Council

Wiltshire Council has proposed making 340 full time equivalent posts redundant to save £4m before March 2014.

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Council leader estimates job losses will be 200

Four years ago it was predicted we would need to reduce by 1,200 posts. The current 200 posts will only take the total to 800, which is still less than we predicted. We will try to reduce the number of back office support rather than front line staff because our aim has always been to protect those vital services.”

– Cllr Jane Scott OBE, Conservative Leader of Wiltshire Council

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Council to make £123m savings in next four years

Our number one priority is to protect frontline services which support the most vulnerable in our communities and we will continue to work innovatively to ensure this happens.

More people are depending on the services Wiltshire Council provides, and this, alongside a reduction in funding from central government means we need to continue to make savings."

– Wiltshire Council spokesman

At least 340 jobs to go at Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council has estimated that 340 full time equivalent posts will need to be axed to save £4m in the 2013-14 financial year.

The Unitary Authority has reduced its workforce by more than 600 since 2010 which included the scrapping of the Chief Executive post and one Corporate Director position.

A report on the proposed redundancies will be presented to the Council's Cabinet on May 21st.

An informal consultation with staff will commence on May 27th.

Staff will have six weeks from June 17th to register their interest in the voluntary redundancy programme with the final deadline for applications on July 26th.

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