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Cheltenham Borough Council to cut management staff

The number of senior managers at Cheltenham Borough Council will be cut from seven to four, under new plans.

From 2014, two top-level managers will be made redundant and a third moved away from the council's payroll, saving £220,000 per year.

Chief executive Andrew North recommended the proposal as the council has "shrunk considerably" since 2008.

Staff numbers have almost halved and the costs of council services have also reduced from £19.5m to some £10m.

Over the next five years the authority needs to make spending cuts of £3.6m and Mr North said by making these reductions in staff now, the council was "ahead of the game",

The proposal was agreed by councillors at a meeting on Monday and will now be subject to a consultation with the employees concerned.

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