25,165 local council job losses

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25,165 job losses in pipeline at 52 councils in England, Wales and Scotland as Tory cuts in funding continues for a further year.

Cuts such as bin collections every three weeks or not cleaning gullies or savage cuts to services for the elderly and for children and decimating parks and leisure services are the results says GMB

GMB, the union for public services, in a round-up of job losses in the pipeline shows that there are a total of 25,165 job losses threatened at 52 councils in England, Wales and Scotland. The figures for each of the 52 councils are set out in the table below.

 The round-up also shows the level of financial cuts in the pipeline at a further 35 councils. The figures for these 35 councils are set out in note to editors below.

3,000  Glasgow City Council

2,000  Edinburgh City Council

1,800  Cumbria Council

1,200  Birmingham City Council

1,000  Coventry City Council

1,000  Kirklees Council

1,000  North Lanarkshire Council

900  Fife council

700  Falkirk Council

700  Derbyshire  County Council

640  Bradford Council

640  Swansea

600  South Tyneside Council

540  Brighton & Hove City Council

500  Leicestershire County Council

500  Rotherham Council

500  Lambeth

454  Hampshire County Council

450  Croydon Council

400  Durham Councty Council

400  Plymouth City Council

400  South Lanarkshire Council

400  Stockton Council

400  Wandsworth and Richmond Councils

400  Sheffield

367  Lancashire County Council

350  Walsall Council

343  Northamptonshire County Council

330  Gentoo (manager of Sunderland City Council’s housing stock)

306  Argyll and Bute

300  Blackpool Council

275  Dudley Council

250  East Sussex County Council

250  Newcastle City Council

200  Merthyr Tydfil Council

186  Salford Council

180  Nottinghamshire County Council

180  Southampton City Council

150  Stirling

150  Kent County Council

120  Warrington Borough Council

100  Portsmouth City Council

100  Worcestershire County Council

85  Wirral

84  Western Isles

59  Southend Council

51  Manchester City Council

50  Cambridgeshire County Council

46  Westminster

45  Carlisle City Council

45  Dundee City Council

39  Rochdale Borough Council

25,165 Total 

Justin Bowden, GMB national officer, said ” However David Cameron tires to huff and puff that front line council services won’t be cut, the facts are inescapable: councils’ budgets are being chopped yet again, translating into mass redundancies and cuts to the services they offer the general public – like moving to bin collections every three weeks or ending the cleaning of gullies, savage cuts to services for the elderly and for children and decimating parks and leisure services.

 It is already the case in most councils that regular home helps and hot meals on wheels are something from a bygone era.

 So much for Cameron’s claim that front line services would not be cut.”



Contact: Justin Bowden 07710 631351 or Gary Doolan 07852 182358 or Kamaljeet Jandu 07956 237178 or GMB press office 07974 251823 or 07921 289880


Notes to editors


Other cuts at councils that GMB is aware of:


Aberdeen Council £26m

Aberdeenshire £17m

Angus £25m

Bath and North East Somerset Council £40m over next 4 years

Bedford Borough Council £30m

Blaenau Gwent Council £4.81m

Bury Council £11.6m

Cardiff £30m

Cheshire West and Chester Council £35m

Dorset County Council £7.4m

Enfield Council £50m

Essex County Council £120m

Gateshead Council £50m

Gwynedd council  £25m

Hartlepool Borough Council £4.1m

Highland Council £35m

Hull City Council £7m

Isle of Wight Council £26m over 2 years

Leeds £87m funding gap

Leicester City Council £45m

Liverpool council £27m

Neath Port Talbot £18m, £50m over next 4 years

Norfolk County Council £111m

Nottingham City Council £20m

Oxfordshire County Council £69m on top of £292m from 2010-2018

Stoke-on-Trent £27m

Sunderland City Council £110 by 2020

Telford & Wrekin Council £30m

Torbay  £32.4 over next 3 years

Wakefield £30m

Warwickshire County Council £92m by 2018

West Berkshire £18.9m

West Dunbartonshire Council £7m

Wolverhampton City Council £46m by 2019