Wolverhampton City Council to cut hundreds of jobs

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Wolverhampton City Council has issued redundancy notices to about 500 staff as it looks to save millions of pounds.

The Labour-controlled authority said it had previously identified £40m of savings but still has to find a further £60m over the next five years.

Councillors are recommending that a net budget of almost £240m be approved for 2011/2012 and council tax be frozen at 2010/2011 levels.

Unison said the city would suffer from more unemployment and service cuts.

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