Fears for 380 jobs as council wields the axe

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MORE than 380 more jobs would go and local services will be hit under plans to be considered by Leeds City Council which has warned it faces “unprecedented” challenges in the year ahead.

Leeds City Council has already saved £145m in the past two years but is preparing to slash £51.3m from its budget for 2013/14.

Under measures to be discussed next week, the number of staff is projected to fall by another 388 full-time equivalent posts, alternative-week recycling and waste bin collections would be rolled out, and the authority will seek stronger links with outside partners to maintain or take over running of services.

Council warning: Page 4.