County councillors to consider redundancy proposals

Photo Ian Robinson'Preston landmarks'County Hall
Photo Ian Robinson'Preston landmarks'County Hall
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Council bosses are set to meet to discuss spending plans which could see up to 2,500 jobs posts go at Lancashire County Council.

The council expects to have to save around £300m from its annual budget in the next four years in response to the latest Government funding cuts.

Councillors have said they striving to avoid making compulsory redundancies.

But a proposal is to go before the council’s cabinet next week, on January 24, would see workers encouraged to apply for voluntary redundancy, with a view to reducing the workforce by around 2,500 full time posts by April 2016.

See the full story in The Gazette tomorrow.