Jobs could go at Devon councils

Two Devon councils are preparing to shed nearly a quarter of their office staff as they face huge cuts in their budget.

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Full report: Council cuts could result in job losses

Two Devon councils are facing cuts which could mean a quarter of their office staff are made redundant. The South Hams and West Devon authorities say cuts in government grants leave them with a gap of nearly five million pounds.

The two councils have already joined forces to make savings in services and senior staff. Now they say serious job cuts are the only way to stay within government rules. John Andrews reports.


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