Mark Conrad 03 August 2017

Council leader denies management changes are linked to police probe

Council leader denies management changes are linked to police probe image

The leader of Lancashire County Council has rebuked claims his plan to slash senior management posts was linked to his arrest as part of an ongoing police investigation.

Speaking to The MJ, Cllr Geoff Driver, said his Conservative regime would reprise plans to reduce the number of senior managers at County Hall despite being forced to withdraw it from discussion at a recent council meeting following legal advice.

Cllr Driver said the two-pronged motivation for the management overhaul was to save around £250,000 annually while also ensuring that Lancashire has a bespoke director overseeing the ‘most challenging’ service portfolios – such as adult social care and children’s services.

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