Council chief executive warns of jobs cuts

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE CITY of York Council has warned it is likely to have to cut 220 jobs in the next few years.

In an e-mail sent to staff, chief executive of the authority, Kersten England, said the council will lose an extra two per cent of funding in 2014 / 15 on top of reductions it is already facing, following Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement yesterday.

The council needs to save £9m next year and £12m in 2014/15. In order to help make these savings, the council calculates it will have to cut 100 jobs in 2013/14 and 120 the following year.

Ms England said the council will do everything it can to avoid compulsory redundancies, such as leaving vacancies unfilled, voluntary redundancies, retraining and redeployment and holding talks with other York employers to see if jobs would be available for council staff.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree