Leeds & West Yorkshire

Bradford council says 700 jobs under threat

A council has announced nearly 700 jobs are under threat following the latest round of budget cuts.

Bradford Council has said it must find £115m of savings by 2017 as a result of reduced government funding.

Draft proposals due to be discussed next week reveal as many as 696 full time jobs are at risk. A final decision will not be made until February.

A council spokesperson said: "[We are doing] everything we can to avoid compulsory redundancies."

Members of the council's Executive will meet on 5 November to discuss the draft budget proposals.

Under the proposals the equivalent of about 402 posts could be axed in 2014-15 and a further 293 in 2015-16.

The council said it has already made savings of £100m over the past three years, including shedding 1,500 jobs, of which about 60 were made through compulsory redundancy.

A public consultation has begun to give people the chance to have their say on the budget proposals.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites