Coventry & Warwickshire

Warwickshire Borough Council plans to get rid of lease cars

Staff at North Warwickshire Borough Council could lose their lease cars as part of plans to save £1.7m over the next three years.

Up to 71 workers are currently entitled to use the vehicles, which the authority says costs £254,000 each year.

The council also wants to reduce the amount staff claim for mileage in their own vehicles.

A council spokesman said they were in talks with the union Unison.

The leader of the Labour-run authority, Mick Stanley, said they intended to get rid of all lease cars by 2015 and hoped to make a saving of between £42,000 and £142,000.

He said: "This is not the only issue we're looking at to make savings but something that costs £254,000 has to be looked at."

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