Derbyshire County Council to axe 1,600 jobs

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Derbyshire County Council today revealed it is to axe 1,600 jobs.

The losses represent around 10 per cent of the council’s workforce, excluding schools.

The blow comes after the authority revealed a £10.5 million shortfall in spending plans which means it needs to make £47.2 million of savings in 2014/15.

More details to follow.