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DEVON CC MAY HAVE TO CUT 500 JOBS

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Devon CC may have to lay off 500 staff this year - including more than 200 teachers - because of government spendin...
Devon CC may have to lay off 500 staff this year - including more than 200 teachers - because of government spending cutbacks, reports the Western Morning News (p7.

The ruling Liberal Democrat group made the prediction prior to a meeting with local government minister David Curry.

The council says it needs to spend £32m more than its imposed budget of £592m in order just to maintain existing services and commitments, according to the paper.
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