Blackburn council plans redundancies to meet government spending targets

This article discusses how for the first time the Blackburn council and its labour leaders will have to make staff compulsorily redundant in order to make the government enforced spending cuts. The authorities underspent roughly 4% of their overall budget in order to keep money set aside for a rainy day. Services such as grass cutting, street cleaning and redundancy payments not being used were some of the main services that were by-passed in order to keep a reserve bank. The article goes on to discuss how compulsory redundancies will continue to take place as long as government cuts to their budget continue to take place.

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