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Senior civil servant Ian Watmore to leave Cabinet Office post

BBC - One of the UK's most senior civil servants, Ian Watmore, is to leave his post, it has been announced.

Mr Watmore is the top mandarin at the Cabinet Office and head of the unit tasked with cutting waste and making Whitehall more efficient.

He first joined the civil service in 2004 and is leaving next month to pursue non-executive and charity roles n the North West of England.

Ministers said he had helped to deliver billions of pounds in savings.