13 October 2011>
Caerphilly county borough council is the only local authority in Wales not to introduce compulsory staff redundancies over the last 3 financial years.
Newly released figures show that some councils have seen hundreds of redundancies since 2008 as public services struggle to cope with increasing financial constraints.
Cllr Allan Pritchard, Leader of Council said, "Caerphilly county borough council has a robust vacancy management and redeployment policy in place and this strategy has proven to be very successful to date. This has been jointly negotiated with our trade union colleagues."
"We will continue to use this policy as an effective response to the tough financial climate facing local government at the moment. This will minimise the likelihood of redundancies although we cannot guarantee that there will not be any in future as grant funding streams in particular are reduced."
The authority has also ensured its budget is on track after agreeing far reaching efficiency savings across the organisation.
"We are rising to the challenges of the current economic climate and thanks to our sound budget management we are protecting jobs, protecting services and ensuring that Caerphilly county borough council is leading the way in Wales once again," added Cllr Colin Mann, Deputy Leader of Council.
Caerphilly county borough council has also frozen council tax rates this year to help residents as they also begin to feel the pinch.
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