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Up To 700 Jobs To Go As Swansea Council Cuts Cost

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There weren't too many details in the article, TMT, but thanks for posting.

In a neighbouring Welsh local authority, the manual workers such as the dustmen have been hit the hardest while around 100 super white collar types have been given pay rises. The CEO of the authority even earns more than the Prime Minister.

Both Swansea nd the neighbouring authority are Labour controlled.

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In other articles they just announced a rise in the price of parking in their, IMPO, rip-off car parks so that will hit more shop owners.

They also are thinking about selling the two main council buildings. Presumably they will open a tent on the beach.

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In other articles they just announced a rise in the price of parking in their, IMPO, rip-off car parks so that will hit more shop owners.

They also are thinking about selling the two main council buildings. Presumably they will open a tent on the beach.

Or just lease back the buildings at an exorbitant rent for an inordinately long period of time.

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This is like Blockbuster.

So Swansea Council have also announced 1 million job cuts this year.

Yes, and they supposedly will only start getting rid of them next year... or maybe the year after... or....

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So 700 jobs. How many potentially come from other parts of the country and will move back, or are local and will move away, meaning voids for landlords and potential realistic pricing to sell?

No idea.

They are closing 3 nursing homes so that will be more elderly to somewhere else.

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The Local authority spending cuts in Wales have been a great deal harsher than those over the border in England.

Yet there was a relatively generous settlement for Wales in the Westminster budget.

The apparent paradox is partly explained by Wales' Labour government spunking out cash on dubious projects like purchasing Cardiff airport, with the intention of turning it into Gatwick 2.

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10 Dec 2013

Councillors in Swansea have approved proposals which could see nearly 700 jobs lost.

Up to £45m could be cut over three years, with the council refusing to rule out compulsory redundancies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-wales-25317546

The Welsh government has been accused of a 'culture of waste' after it was revealed that it spent more than £100,000 on pot plants in just three years.

In contrast to the amount of money made available for pot plants, the financial outlook in Wales remains a struggle with household costs rising and house prices remaining low.

http://www.dailymail...TS-3-years.html

More expensive house prices solves what?

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So 700 jobs. How many potentially come from other parts of the country and will move back, or are local and will move away, meaning voids for landlords and potential realistic pricing to sell?

700 job cuts. 700 staff to be contracted back on self employed contracts?

Cameron hails 'small business' culture :lol:

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The W elsh g overnment has been a ccused of a 'culture of waste' after it was r evealed that it spent more than £100,000 on pot p lants in just three years.

It's not just the W elsh "government" - it's everywhere.

As Christmas approaches the streets are full of street decorations all fully lit up. It's not just the H igh Street it's the secondary streets as well. Yet they'll still be pushing pamphlets through letter boxes about energy conservation and the need to buy (taxpayer subsidized) energy saving boilers and loft insulation. That and save energy by buying solar panels etc.

To try to be fair it's not only the councils and government. Some of the big stores have spent a fortune on decorating every nook and cranny of their stores. Even the stairs aren't free of it - as you turn each corner of the stair lo and behold every single corner is filled up with some cardboard cut out of a Christmas tree or some spangly bits of stuff.

It's no wonder they can't afford jobs.

Edited by billybong

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