Savage cuts – expected to affect one in three workers – are being drawn up by Burnley Council as it plans to sell off the bulk of its services to private companies.
In an effort to overcome a crippling shortfall in funding, some £3m. in the next two years, the council has drawn up unprecedented plans to put out the majority of its services to tender.
Entitled the Change Programme, the historic cuts would see the council save between £700,000 and £1.2m. a year.