Another of the frontline cuts that Labour is implementing is in the area of community centre staffing. In this paper, pages 2 and 3, it outlines how the community staffing would have dropped from 18 to 9. Not all of the old roles were full-time. They were the equivalent of 14.78 FTE.
After a lot of protests and some work with the community centres themselves, they have committed to paying higher rents, some of these savings have been put back. Instead of being cut back to 9 people the workforce is being cut back to 10.5. So the cut in this area is 14.78 to 10.5 or 29%. Not quite as eye-watering as some of Labour’s cuts but far worse than the areas that Labour is protecting.