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City Council pays out £10m in redundancy

Bristol City Council is shedding hundreds of jobs Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol City Council is paying out almost 10 million pounds to nearly 300 staff who've taken voluntary redundancy.

The costs, averaging 10 thousand pounds per employee, are revealed in a council report which shows that a further 700 jobs would have to be shed to meet targets.

The authority is currently facing a deficit of nearly 30 million pounds.