County Hall job cuts plan ‘irresponsible’ and ‘cruel’

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Photo Neil Cross County Coun Geoff Driver

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Lancashire County Council’s former leader has described proposals to axe 2,500 jobs at County Hall as “irresponsible” and “cruel”.

Around 13,000 workers are to be offered voluntary redundancy (VR) as the council tries to shed the roles by April 2016.

County Coun Jennifer Mein

County Coun Jennifer Mein

The authority, which expects to have to save around £300m from its annual budget in the next four years, said it was striving to avoid making compulsory redundancies.

 

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