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Aberdeen City Council to cut 370 jobs to save £10.3m

The local authority announced the cuts to the London Stock Exchange on Monday.

Aberdeen Council: Hopes to make cuts 'through voluntary means' (file pic).
Aberdeen Council: Hopes to make cuts 'through voluntary means' (file pic). © HEMEDIA / SWNS Group

Aberdeen City Council is cutting hundreds of jobs in a bid to save more than £10m.

The local authority intends to reduce its headcount by up to 230, as well as not filling another 140 vacant posts.

The council made the announcement in a statement to the London Stock Exchange this week.

In the statement, it said: "The reduction in posts together with the disestablishment of current vacant posts is expected to realise £10.378m in savings in 2018/19.

"It is hoped these savings can be achieved through voluntary means."

Aberdeen City Council has faced increased scrutiny and transparency requirements since becoming the first Scottish local authority to be listed on the Exchange last year.

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