Norfolk County Council reckons it could save up to £20m if it reviews the way it works.
It is considering changing a number of things to remove duplication, improve performance and be cost effective in its first review for 10 years. The local authority also says it will ‘adjust the number of management layers’ to improve decision making, and adjust its structure by making changes among managers and supervisors.
It is not ruling out job losses as a result of the changes. In a document issued prior to discussing the plans, it says: “We will do all we can to avoiding people losing jobs through redeployment, retraining and through natural turnover. But we cannot promise there will be no redundancies.”
Council leader Andrew Proctor said: “We need to ensure the council is match fit for the future – being as efficient and effective as possible, in delivering vital services to the county.
“Our Better Together for Norfolk strategy shows our ambitious agenda for the future and we should update the council’s approach, to ensure we deliver it effectively.”
The council believes this work could save between £15m and £20m a year, and will consider the plan at its next meeting on April 4.