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MoD to cut senior positions

The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to cut up to a quarter of senior military and civilian posts in a bid to create a more strategy-oriented Head Office and save costs.

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A smaller MoD head office focused on 'strategic direction'

The Ministry of Defence has described the Armed Forces as 'top heavy' Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Acting Permanent Under-Secretary Tom McKane said of the plans to cut up to a quarter of senior military and civilian posts in the Armed Forces: "All parts of defence are being restructured as we transform the way the Ministry of Defence does business, and head office is no exception.

"A smaller head office focused on strategic direction and policy, which hands more responsibility to the frontline commands, allows for a better-run organisation."

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