South Scotland

Scottish Borders Council approves fresh round of retirements

Scottish Borders Council has agreed a second round of early retirements in the space of a month, taking annual savings to more than £500,000.

A first round saw it agree to let six staff leave in a move designed to cut £274,000 from its yearly spending.

The latest move will produce £228,000 of savings with a further 10 employees allowed to leave.

The deals have one-off costs of more than £650,000 but that should be recovered in less than 18 months.

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