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Senior manager numbers at Daventry District Council cut

The number of senior managers at a council in Northamptonshire has been cut in a bid to save £175,000.

It is part of £1m savings that Daventry District Council is making by the end of the financial year.

The council had three executive directors, all on salaries of £80,856 who took it in turns to act as managing director.

From now on there will be one managing director who will receive £98,500 and a deputy on a salary of £85,000.

Elsewhere in the council six corporate managers have been replaced by three posts - a community manager, a business manager and a resources manager.

Leader of Daventry District Council, Chris Millar, said: "Like other councils, we find ourselves with a particularly difficult grant settlement and are having to cut our cloth to fit.

"We would not be taking these measures if they weren't absolutely necessary."

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