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Kent County Council (KCC) legal chief Geoff Wild could face redundancy as part of a major restructuring intended to save £330m over the next four years.
The Lawyer understands that as a result of plans laid out in a consultation document entitled ’Bold Steps for Kent’, Wild’s director of law and governance role could be eliminated.
The document includes the stated objective of “offer[ing] our services to the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors, to generate new revenue and reduce pressure on the Council Tax base”.
During his time at KCC, Wild has become synonymous with the sale of in-house services to generate revenue.
KCC acts for Surrey councils, has an office advising on EU law in Brussels, has targeted Mongolia for inward investment and has teamed up with Geldards to take over public sector legal departments.
In 2008-09 alone this model generated an additional £1.42m in revenues for the public purse.
A KCC spokesperson stressed that the document is “only a consultation” and that “nothing is signed and sealed”.