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25,165 Local Council Job Losses

Monday, February 1, 2016
25,165 Job Losses In Pipeline At 52 Councils In England, Wales And Scotland As Tory Cuts In Funding Continues For A Further Year

Cuts such as bin collections every three weeks or not cleaning gullies or savage cuts to services for the elderly and for children and decimating parks and leisure services are the results says GMB.

GMB, the union for public services, in a round-up of job losses in the pipeline shows that there are a total of 25,165 job losses threatened at 52 councils in England, Wales and Scotland. The figures for each of the 52 councils are set out in the table below.

The round-up also shows the level of financial cuts in the pipeline at a further 35 councils. The figures for these 35 councils are set out in note to editors below.

3,000 Glasgow City Council

2,000 Edinburgh City Council

1,800 Cumbria Council

1,200 Birmingham City Council

1,000 Coventry City Council

1,000 Kirklees Council

1,000 North Lanarkshire Council

900 Fife council

700 Falkirk Council

700 Derbyshire County Council

640 Bradford Council

640 Swansea

600 South Tyneside Council

540 Brighton & Hove City Council

500 Leicestershire County Council

500 Rotherham Council

500 Lambeth

454 Hampshire County Council

450 Croydon Council

400 Durham Councty Council

400 Plymouth City Council

400 South Lanarkshire Council

400 Stockton Council

400 Wandsworth and Richmond Councils

400 Sheffield

367 Lancashire County Council

350 Walsall Council

343 Northamptonshire County Council

330 Gentoo (manager of Sunderland City Council's housing stock)

306 Argyll and Bute

300 Blackpool Council

275 Dudley Council

250 East Sussex County Council

250 Newcastle City Council

200 Merthyr Tydfil Council

186 Salford Council

180 Nottinghamshire County Council

180 Southampton City Council

150 Stirling

150 Kent County Council

120 Warrington Borough Council

100 Portsmouth City Council

100 Worcestershire County Council

85 Wirral

84 Western Isles

59 Southend Council

51 Manchester City Council

50 Cambridgeshire County Council

46 Westminster

45 Carlisle City Council

45 Dundee City Council

39 Rochdale Borough Council

25,165 Total

Justin Bowden, GMB national officer, said " However David Cameron tires to huff and puff that front line council services won't be cut, the facts are inescapable: councils' budgets are being chopped yet again, translating into mass redundancies and cuts to the services they offer the general public - like moving to bin collections every three weeks or ending the cleaning of gullies, savage cuts to services for the elderly and for children and decimating parks and leisure services.

It is already the case in most councils that regular home helps and hot meals on wheels are something from a bygone era.

So much for Cameron's claim that front line services would not be cut."


Contact: Justin Bowden 07710 631351 or Gary Doolan 07852 182358 or Kamaljeet Jandu 07956 237178 or GMB press office 07974 251823 or 07921 289880

Notes to editors

Other cuts at councils that GMB is aware of:

Aberdeen Council £26m

Aberdeenshire £17m

Angus £25m

Bath and North East Somerset Council £40m over next 4 years

Bedford Borough Council £30m

Blaenau Gwent Council £4.81m

Bury Council £11.6m

Cardiff £30m

Cheshire West and Chester Council £35m

Dorset County Council £7.4m

Enfield Council £50m

Essex County Council £120m

Gateshead Council £50m

Gwynedd council £25m

Hartlepool Borough Council £4.1m

Highland Council £35m

Hull City Council £7m

Isle of Wight Council £26m over 2 years

Leeds £87m funding gap

Leicester City Council £45m

Liverpool council £27m

Neath Port Talbot £18m, £50m over next 4 years

Norfolk County Council £111m

Nottingham City Council £20m

Oxfordshire County Council £69m on top of £292m from 2010-2018

Stoke-on-Trent £27m

Sunderland City Council £110 by 2020

Telford & Wrekin Council £30m

Torbay £32.4 over next 3 years

Wakefield £30m

Warwickshire County Council £92m by 2018

West Berkshire £18.9m

West Dunbartonshire Council £7m

Wolverhampton City Council £46m by 2019


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