Spending Review: Lincolnshire council scraps 35 posts

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Lincolnshire County Council has announced plans to shed 35 senior posts in a bid to save £3.5m from its management costs.

The job cuts came in the wake of Chancellor George Osborne's Spending Review announcement on Wednesday.

The authority said the money would go towards supporting frontline services and would prevent widespread pay cuts.

The council's chief executive, Tony McCardle, said the number of senior posts would be reduced from 94 to 59.

Mr McCardle said: "I want us to continue to be a good, competitive employer. I do not believe the way forward is to ask everyone to take across-the-board pay cuts in order to save jobs.

"I believe we will get better results by having the best people - even if fewer - properly engaged, who are able to take this organisation forward in the new climate to deliver the best services possible to the people of Lincolnshire."

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