Top officials spared axe in council cuts

By Kaye Nicolson

Published: 06/02/2014

COUNCILLORS who must make millions of pounds of savings have rejected a plea to slim down the local authority’s senior management team.

Moray’s libraries service and its lands and parks department have already been hit by cuts – and a review of leisure facilities and schools is under way. But a call by Conservative member Douglas Ross to scrap the council’s three corporate director jobs – potentially saving more than £200,000 a year – failed to win the backing of any of his 25 colleagues at a meeting yesterday.

Mr Ross said getting rid of the second tier of management – and introducing a deputy chief executive post – was a sensible option as the local authority tried to shave millions off its spending.

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