Local Authority Redundancy Plans Rise by 10,000 jobs in last week - taking total to 150,000 in UK


The Guardian website reports that, in the last week, as redundancy plans in UK local authorities and councils are finalised, there has been a rise of 10,000 in the proposed job losses - taking the total to 150,000. 

Figures collated by the union, GMB, show the biggest cuts are in:

Rotherham council (893 jobs at risk); Wigan council (820); West Sussex county council (800); South Wales police authority (688); Wakefield council (504); Suffolk police authority (300); Westminster City council (250); Wiltshire county council (250); and Wandsworth council (210).

At a regional level - GMB estimates the folllowing numbers of job losses: 

North East 9,214
North West 29,125
Yorkshire & The Humber 18,243
East Midlands 11,609
West Midlands 20,937
Eastern 9,829
London 14,590
South East 13,413
South West total 11,408
Wales total 1,858
Scotland total 9,833
Total all regions 150,059

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