Council staff leaving will help to save £3m in East Lothian
More than 100 council workers are expected to apply for voluntary early release, saving East Lothian Council £3 million over the next two years.
Jim Lamond, head of corporate resources, highlighted the financial challenges being faced by the local authority in a report to the cabinet on Tuesday.
He said efforts were being made, through efficient workforce management planning, to reduce staffing costs. A Voluntary Early Release Scheme was also approved in the budget.
Mr Lamond said the scheme would be managed in the context of certain key criteria, adding: “All efforts will be made to identify applications that have minimal impact upon priority services.”
The local authority is planning to save at least £6 million from its staffing budgets over the next two financial years.
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