MoD will shrink after cuts to senior jobs

The Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Head Office is to become smaller after plans to cut up to 25% of senior civilian and military staff over the next two years, the defence secretary Philip Hammond has said.

A new senior structure will come into force from April 2013 with fewer senior positions. It is to save the MoD about £3.8m annually.

About 26 civilian and military jobs at Senior Civil Service level - which is equivalent to Commodore, Brigadier and Air Commodore or above - will disappear.

The new Head Office will concentrate more on strategy. In future, it will not get involved in day-to-day management. Frontline commands will be in charge of looking after their own finances.

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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.