Leicester

Leicestershire council may shed 10 manager posts

A Leicestershire council wants to shed 10 management posts to help save £500,000 a year from its budget.

Conservative-led Charnwood Borough Council wants to reduce the number of senior management jobs from 28 to 18.

The council is seeking to protect frontline services as the authority faces significant reductions in government grants.

Unions and staff are being consulted over the next few weeks before the plan goes to the council in November.

Council chief executive Geoff Parker said: "Charnwood needs to review its organisation to remain fit for purpose.

"The result of the proposed restructure will be to reduce management costs within the council to help ensure resources can remain focused on frontline service delivery.

"We are facing an unprecedented financial position and unprecedented action needs to be taken to rise to this challenge."

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