10/02/2015

Birmingham Council Considers Job Cuts In Money Saving Drive

Birmingham City Council has voted to reduce the opening hours of the city's new £189 million library by almost half.

Opening hours of the library, which opened in September 2013, are to be cut from 73 to 40 as part of a drive to save money.

It was also proposed that the library's 188 staff be cut by 100, but the council has yet to take a decision on that proposal.

The Labour-led council has said that it needs to save £113m from its 2015/16 budget.

(MH/IT)

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