Wednesday, 14 January 2015

£2m redundancy costs at council

SOLIHULL Metropolitan Borough Council paid out more than £2m in redundancy costs for 95 posts in 2013/14, it has revealed. 

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It said the £2,079,000 “should be viewed in the context of the significant ongoing savings that the council is delivering” which in that financial year saw it achieve a £7.2m savings target. 

The job reductions included the closure of Coombes House care home, Solihull Lodge with the loss of 16 jobs and 34 “resulting from minor restructures across a number of service areas”.

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