IIRC that's what DYER suggested, but as it removed whole tiers of pension and lifestyle protection, it was a bridge too far for HQAC.
I remember briefing a now officer on the different command structures around 5/6 years ago, all of which chopped the ATCs higher structure. None of which served any real purpose then and still doesn't. I find it incredulous that (as suggested in another thread) they are looking at culling squadrons, which is a nonsense, when the 'head office' is unscathed. Less squadrons = less cadets = less need for senior management. Less senior management on the other hand would go unnoticed.
If HQAC had signed off on DYER we might have a healthier ATC now.