Eden Council is remaining tight-lipped over the number of staff members who have applied for voluntary redundancy.
At present, the district authority has 190 members of staff, however a transformation programme is underway designed to reshape Eden District Council into an organisation which is “sustainable and fit for the future.”
As part of a consultation with staff, employees were given the option to apply for voluntary redundancy and the new structure was due to be considered by a management of change panel this week.
However, a spokesman for Eden Council said there has been a considerable amount of staff feedback through the consultation which needed to be carefully considered.
“The leadership team feel that it’s important that the points are responded to, either by amending the proposals or by better explaining what is hoped to be achieved.
“As a result, the meeting of the management of change panel, which also considers voluntary redundancies, has been pushed back.
The panel will be considering how the final council structure will look, and will be reviewing VR applications, sometime before Friday, 18th June.
“Until this time, I’m unable to share any information about the voluntary redundancies,” the spokesman said.
Savings of £1.2 million are required to balance the council’s budget by the 2024-25 financial year.
The staffing restructure aims to deliver £450,000 of this.
The aim had been to have the new structure implemented by July 31.