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Harrow Borough Council to cut 432 jobs
Harrow Borough Council has announced it will be cutting more than 400 jobs at the authority over the coming three years.
The council says the reason for the job losses is due to the cuts to grant it receives from national government.
A total of 432 jobs will be cut, which the council says will be a total 17 per cent of the workforce.
Councillor Graham Henson, portfolio holder for customer services, said: “While we are very sorry that we will have to lose some staff, the council has had to respond to the challenging financial environment and find new, more efficient and smarter ways of working.
“We will do everything we can and work with the unions to ensure that any staff affected are helped and supported.
“We don’t expect the final number of staff to actually lose their jobs to be anywhere near the 432 as we will look to redeploy them into vacancies over the next three years.”
Between 2010 and 2014, the council will have reduced its budget by £75million and between 2014 and 2016 there will be further cut by £30m.
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