Funding cuts could see county council lose 454 jobs

Hampshire County Council offices in Winchester
Hampshire County Council offices in Winchester
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HUNDREDS of jobs could be lost as the county council looks to save £100m.

At a full council meeting held yesterday Hampshire County Council approved recommendations to cut the jobs in the Medium Term Financial Strategy up to 2020.

As part of the report, up to 454 roles could be made redundant at the authority.

Council leader Roy Perry said: ‘While it’s too early to say with any certainty what the final figure may be, it’s estimated that, subject to further consultation exercises where necessary, a total of 454 full time equivalent posts could be potentially impacted by 2018/2019.’

He added: ‘As part of the council’s efficiency and transformation programme in response to continued cuts by central government, the authority needs to deliver further anticipated savings of £98 million by April 2017.’