Derby City Council misses its 2011 redundancy target

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Derby City Council has missed its target for redundancies in 2011 by almost 300 jobs, according to a statement from the local authority.

The council aimed to get rid of 500 full-time posts by 31 December, but only 330 staff left their jobs - the equivalent of 217 full-time posts.

Union representatives have been informed about the results, but no details were revealed on future action.

The Derby council is run by a Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition.

The council is cutting £22.7m from its 2012-13 budget and said it needed to save £90m over the next five years.

A council spokesman said: "While we continue to confirm our exact financial position, we will do everything we can to support staff who are at risk of compulsory redundancy and to keep them all informed of the latest developments."

The council said in a statement that it was "committed to minimise compulsory redundancies".

It is aiming to reduce its workforce to reach budget reduction targets, which have been put in place because of cuts in government funding.

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