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CutsWatch #321: Local government job cuts tally reaches 50,000

24 Nov 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Ten days ago I reported on work by the GMB to track the numbers of job cuts being announced in councils as a result of the 28% cut to local government funding announced in the spending review.  The figures are frightening and are rising fast, with almost 50,000 job cuts in 43 local authorities now identified by the union.

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  2. Shrew
    Nov 24th 2010, 8:17 pm

    Over the next three years as the cuts made hopefully people will realise just how much local authorities do for them; and stop believing the half-truths being fed to them by the City funded media. It’s amazing how quickly the finger was pointed at the public sector for the country’s economic woes. The same woes that didn’t exist before City institutions lost billions of pounds on risky investments causing the financial crisis. Most banks have paid their loans back and are now in profit again but the Tories have no plans to ask for their help to support the country; other than false hopes of the private sector expanding to employ redundant public sector workers. I’m yet to be convinced that the cuts are economically, not ideologically motivated.

  3. Cuts Watch #324: LGA predicts 140,000 council job cuts in the next year | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC
    Nov 25th 2010, 2:51 pm

    […] figure is more consistent with the evidence-gathering being done by the GMB which has already identified announcements of 50,000 job cuts in 43 local councils.  The LGA research appears to have taken a […]