Laura Sharman 13 June 2014

Derbyshire cuts senior managers’ jobs to ‘get house in order’

Derbyshire cuts senior managers’ jobs to ‘get house in order’ image

Derbyshire County Council is to axe 27 senior management posts, saving more than £2m over the next three years.

The council said the job cuts are part of its drive to find savings of £157m by 2018,

Council leader, Cllr Anne Western, said: ‘No one likes cutting jobs but we need to make cuts due to reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of the budget for many services.

‘We said we would start by getting our own house in order − scrutinising spending, reviewing senior management and selling off redundant land.’

The management review will save around £1.1m in 2014/15, with a further £1m over the following two years. The council is also scrutinising all areas of spending, adopting strict vacancy controls and disposing of redundant land and buildings.

We reported last month that the council was also considering cuts to children's centres.

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