I was told today that all Bedfordshire FLD staff (presumably current FEO's) were facing redundancy, and the visiting/interviewing/licensing work was being transferred to Community Support Officers (PCSO's).
Similarly, Northamptonshire FLD staff were also facing major staffing reductions and restructuring/redeployment within the coming year.
It's all a bit vague, and I don't want to add to any tittle-tattle if that's all this is. There seems to be quite a few rumours circulating following the Beds./Herts. plans to do Renewals by post.
Perhaps someone out there can confirm or refute this, or have some useful information they can add. I find it surprising but am really short of facts as I don't live in either of these force areas.