Could you save money by reducing managers and back office staff?

In the last round of budget reductions, senior managers, librarians and support services staff were reduced by 30%. The library service is now led by a management team of three people, where previously it was led by five people. The proposed changes to the service would mean that the service would need a different type of management and leadership in the future – in particular, one that could appropriately support communities in developing local library services. We would expect to reduce the costs of management still further as a result of these proposals.