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Hull council workers invited to apply for redundancy

The council has not confirmed how many positions it wants to lose Credit: File image

Hull City Council workers are being invited to apply for voluntary redundancy in the face of "unprecedented and continuing cuts" to funding.

The council is reportedly asking everyone it employs to consider a deal to leave, although it has not confirmed how many positions it wants to lose.

Faced with unprecedented and continuing cuts in central government funding we must, reluctantly, ask Council staff to consider taking voluntary early termination.

"As a city, Hull has been hit harder than most by the cuts as we are dependent on the government's revenue support grant to underpin the delivery of essential local services.

"From 2010/11 to 2016/17, we've seen that grant cut by £115m - almost 47 per cent of our budget - and further reductions are on the horizon.

"With much less government money available, any reduction in staff is likely to affect the standard and quality of services we are able to deliver."

– Councillor Daren Hale, deputy council leader