Daventry District Council looks to cut jobs

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PROPOSALS to cut 29 jobs from Daventry District Council’s workforce have been unveiled.

The job losses – equivalent to more than one in 10 staff – are the latest phase in DDC’s attempts to deal with reduced Government cash and the subsequent budgetary black hole it has faced.

The authority says the move will not affect frontline services but is part of a complete re-examining of how the council needs to work in modern times.

On Thursday night (October 6) officers will ask councillors for permission to spend around £600,000 on redundancy packages – money already set aside for the task.

Specifics on which workers will lose their jobs have not yet been decided. However a number of people have already volunteered to take redundancy and some of the jobs cut will be vacant positions.

The senior management team at the council was reduced earlier this year to save money as well.