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Job cuts loom as council plugs £20m funding gap

AROUND 122 jobs could be lost as the Highland Council tries to plug a £20 million funding gap in its 2017/18 budget.

The local authority has said 66.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) posts will be ‘deleted’ along with 55.2 FTE posts associated with the savings from previous years.

To reduce the need for compulsory redundancies, the council has said it is working with trade unions to look at recruitment controls and the re-deployment of staff.

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