Manchester City Council To Cut 2,000 Jobs

Due to government spending cuts, Manchester City Council are to cut 2,000 jobs.

After changes to local authority grants left a huge hole in the Labour-run council's finances, a 17% reduction in the workforce will need to be implemented.

Between now and 2012, officers will need to “quickly” find £110m of savings, £60m more than expected last year.

All staff are being asked to consider voluntary redundancy or, for those aged over 55, early retirement.

In December, after announcing changes to local grants, the government said no council would face cuts of more than 8.9%.

However Manchester City Council said it now faced a 25% cut over the next two years.

The cuts have been imposed by the government in an attempt to cut the national budget deficit.


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