Shropshire

Telford and Wrekin Council loses more senior posts

More senior management posts are to go at Telford and Wrekin Council as the authority looks to save about £40m.

Two senior managers - the council's corporate director and head of service - are taking voluntary redundancy and will depart by April, the council said.

The post of assistant chief executive has also been scrapped, along with a further head of service position.

The reductions will save £406,000 a year. The council more than halved the number of senior managers since 2009.

'Huge challenges'

There are now 13 from a previous total of 28, the spokesman added.

The assistant chief executive role was dropped after the recent appointment of the council's first managing director.

Council leader Kuldip Sahota said: "We continue to need to identify and making further savings for the foreseeable future.

"The challenges we face are huge and more difficult choices and decisions lie ahead of us."

The Labour-controlled council is aiming to save about £40m by 2014.

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