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25 senior jobs to go at Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council has confirmed that it will scrap 25 senior management posts as part of cost-cutting measures.

The move comes as the council has to save some £90 million by 2018 due to government funding cuts.

Since 2011, the council had to cut more than 1,000 jobs and make annual savings of around £148 million.

Tony McArdle, Chief executive at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We, like many organisations, are facing challenging times. We have reduced our annual spend by £148 million since 2011, but we still need to get that down by another £90 million by 2018.

“In the last week, we have spoken to senior management about the way they will operate, and have confirmed that we will need to lose approximately 25 posts (15%).

“There will be a further full review of staffing which will follow later in the year,” he added.

Lincolnshire County Council froze its share of council tax this year, and will use cash reserves of up to £25 million over the next two years to cover some of the funding cuts from central government.