Scale of Cambridgeshire County Council redundancies in last five years revealed

Shire Hall, Chambridge.

Shire Hall, Chambridge. - Credit: Archant

More than 560 people have been made redundant by Cambridgeshire County Council in the past five years.

A Freedom of Information request revealed 569 directors, heads of service, managers and employees lost their jobs between September 2008 and September 2013.

Eight full-time and one part-time directors have been made redundant, along with 19 full-time and eight part-time heads of service.

In the same period, 108 full-time and 28 part-time managers lost their jobs, with 179 full-time, 177 part-time and 41 zero-hours employees suffering the same fate.

Since April this year, there have been 45 redundancies - two heads of service, 13 managers and 30 other employees.

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The worst year was between April 2011 and April 2012, during which 232 people lost their jobs.

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