MID-ULSTER District Council has confirmed it has furloughed a third of its staff.
A total of 365 of its 1,092 strong workforce has been placed on the Government's Job Retention Scheme.
The amount of money saved to the ratepayer equates to around £200,000 per month, roughly a third of the Council's £620,000 monthly losses resulting from coronavirus.
Staff placed on furlough are largely employed in the leisure, culture and tourism services and includes casual and seasonal staff.
The figure saved is a significant amount lower than what the Council had initiall stated would be the saving to the ratepayer, having initially claimed the move would save £280,000 per month.
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