City council poised to lose 617 posts due to COVID-19

By Ann McGauran | 14 October 2020

The executive board of Leeds City Council meets next week to consider cutting the workforce by 617 posts amidst a 'stark budget shortfall' due to the costs of COVID-19.

Leader of the council Cllr Judith Blake said the council would continue to talk to the Government to press for more assistance with the additional coronavirus cost pressures.

The overall anticipated workforce cut for 2021-22 is based on proposals approved at the September executive board meeting and those being considered next week. The council has emphasised it will ‘make every effort’ to avoid any compulsory redundancies.

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