Jobs set to be axed at Duff House

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - NEWS -

STAFF at a North-east art gallery have been warned they could lose their jobs from next month.

Aberdeen­shire Coun­cil wants to cut £88,000 from the bud­get of Banff’s Duff House. The 26 staff were told man­age­ment and ad­min­is­tra­tive jobs are to go.

A coun­cil spokesman would not say how many jobs could be axed but said coun­cil­lors had agreed to re­view costs set in the Novem­ber 2010 bud­get.

He said: “Duff House does not make enough money to cover its costs, with deficit-fund­ing paid by the coun­cil. As they stand, the pro­pos­als are ex­pected to save the coun­cil £88,000 a year.

“The pro­pos­als have been dis­cussed with the part­ners who ap­pre­ci­ate the need for the coun­cil to de­liver sav­ings.”

A staff con­sul­ta­tion ends on Septem­ber 7 af­ter which staff com­ments will be con­sid­ered be­fore any changes are made.

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