Search

Newham Council hire 500 people since 2010

16:34 03 December 2012

Newham Council employed over 500 people in the last two years despite heavy budget cuts, according to new figures.

The council have had their central Government grant cut by £75m since the last general election in 2010 but staff numbers have increased by 557.

New data from the Office of National Statistics and public sector union GMB shows that the number of people employed by Newham Council has risen from 12,425 to 12,982.

Only six out of 32 London boroughs have employed more staff since the first quarter of 2010 and the second quarter of 2011 with most incurring job losses from freezing vacancies, redundancies, natural wastage, and movements between the public and private sectors such as schools becoming academies.

A spokesperson for Newham Council said: “The Government cut our funding by a huge amount, but we have defended the services that matter most to residents and kept job losses to a minimum by being more efficient in the way we deliver what people tell us they want.

“In real terms the council has lost around 300 jobs since 2010. The GMB figures show an increase because they include staff transferred back to the council from the arms-length management organisation Newham Homes, recruitment of temporary staff to deal with the 2012 Games and a small increase in staff in schools that aren’t covered by the cuts regime.”

Islington Council employed the most staff in London over the past two years - 1,178 - while Barnet incurred the most job losses as their workforce decreased by 8,779.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

10:06
Students at Langdon with Samir Jassal (Conservative), Rachel Collinson (Green Party) and Stephen Timms (Labour)

With one day to go before the nation takes to the polls, pupils from an East Ham academy proved their thirst for politics by hosting a hustings.

Stephen Timms
13 minutes ago
More pregnant and at risk people received the flu jab in Newham than in any other London borough

More pregnant women and ‘at risk’ people have been getting the flu jab in Newham than in any other part of London.

Zuhair Zarifa
A young girl engages with Barley as part of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's interactive billboard campaign at Westfield Stratford City

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has launched a specially created digital campaign at Westfield Stratford City.

Yesterday, 16:41
Fundraiser Paul Ennis

More than 60 people took the plunge and abseiled down the UK’s tallest sculpture to raise funds for a children’s hospice on Saturday.

Most read news

Competitions

Limited edition Opihr Gin goodies up for grabs!

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is a unique style of London Dry Gin created at G&J one of the world’s oldest gin distillers, using exotic botanicals, herbs and spices.

Read more
Pop on the most stylish eyewear around from Specsavers.

London eyecare specialists Specsavers are offering London24 readers the chance to win a £150 voucher to spend on stylish eyewear in the city.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder