Huntingdonshire Cuts

2 November 2010, 12:43 | Updated: 2 November 2010, 12:54

124 jobs at Huntingdonshire District Council are likely to be cut over the next four years.

The authority needs to save millions of pounds over the next few years, along with every council across the country, following the government's comprehensive spending review.

However, it's hoped the number of compulsory job cuts will be reduced by voluntary redundancies and not replacing staff who leave.

A detailed, first draft of Huntingdonshire District Council's budget will be published on Thursday 11th November.

This report will then be considered by councillors at a meeting a week later.

Then, after Christmas, another budget document will be produced following consultation with the public, town and parish councils, voluntary groups and employees.

The council's final budget will then be approved in February next year.

In the meantime, the authority has confirmed that a number of capital investment projects are unlikely to go ahead, and a number of vacancies where staff have left or retired have been left open.

Further proposals include reducing the size of the council management team, restrictions in pay and allowances, sharing services with partners and looking at alternative ways of delivering some services.