No job losses after council staff agree £200,000 package of savings

REDUNDANCIES at Boston Borough Council have been avoided after staff agreed to a £200,000 package of cost-cutting measures.

Staff have agreed money-saving reductions in their terms and conditions in order to help safeguard services and jobs. These affect benefits such as pay and increment awards, which have been frozen, travel and subsistence, holiday entitlement, sick pay, overtime and car user allowances.

Coupled with this, the council has made savings by reducing its corporate management team and introduced a transformation programme to look at a number of other cost-saving ideas - to which staff have contributed.

Chief executive Richard Harbord praised staff and unions for agreeing the savings package.