Major changes to the way staff work are being planned by Northamptonshire County Council.
The local authority wants to retain a small core of personnnel while the majority would be employed by four social interest companies, owned by the council.
The full statement issued to Connect FM is below:
“As a local authority, we are not alone in facing serious financial pressures, but we are leading the way in creating a new model which will enable us to better address these pressures head-on.
“The Next Generation Model will see an expert core council commissioning specialist social enterprises to deliver services in the most effective and efficient way possible to meet the needs of Northamptonshire.
“The new organisations will be council-owned delivering services for the council and fully accountable to it. Staff affected will transfer over to the new organisations under TUPE provisions with their terms and conditions protected.
“Staff are regularly updated on how the new model is developing via weekly email bulletins, monthly team briefings and support from their line managers.”