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Redundancy Payouts Cost Council £10M

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WALES’ biggest council has spent nearly £10m on redundancy payments in the past three years, according to a new study of local government spending.

Cardiff council made 607 employees redundant between 2007 and 2010, at a cost of £9.94m and an average payout of £16,391.

A joint investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism – a not-for-profit organisation based at City University in London – and Channel 4 News placed Cardiff fifth in the UK for council redundancy payouts.

However several large councils declined to answer Freedom of Information requests, citing employee confidentiality.

Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/11/03/redundancy-payouts-cost-council-10m-91466-27589984/#ixzz14CxhjwqP

So some got a lot less than 16K and some got a lot more than 16K.

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Redundancy is a time when one legitimately needs a few quid. Becomes scandalous if it's blatently combined with getting hired back, e.g. as consultant, by the same organisation.

But surely, a council's activities should be relatively stable over time. Making 600 people redundant over three years smells of mismanagement. Unless it's a big change like outsourcing something, and that presumably involves the people doing the outsourced job coming back under new management, so not real redundancy.

I guess telling us anything useful about those redundancies would be beyond the wit of a journalist.

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It's preposterous where losing staff costs more than having them working.

It really needs to be sorted out.

Not at all. Wonderful news. Keep adding to the debt boys. Let's get fiat currency's back broken as soon as possible!

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