More job posts to go at Essex County Council

MORE than 400 more jobs could be lost at Essex County Council as the authority tries to kickstart “New Ways of Working”. County Hall revealed last week it was looking at scrapping 429 posts as part of an ongoing drive to cut costs by £300million a year. Finance bosses say they are halfway to their target and have so far lost around 1,000 posts, mainly from back office management rather than frontline staff.