Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Luton
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.2 - Provision of services to the community as a whole

365 - 428 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Luton Borough Council, the local authority responsible for the area where London Luton Airport is located, has announced plans to cut up to 428 jobs as part of a restructuring programme which aims to save £22 million (€ 24 as at 4 August, 2020).

A representative of the council said the decision was prompted by the 'catastrophic' effect the Covid-19 pandemic had had on the organisation’s finances, including a loss of income from Luton Airport.

Luton Borough Concil employs 3,000 people. As part of the cost saving drive, services such as school improvement, adult social care and road maintenance are likely to be affected.



Eurofound (2020), Luton Borough Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101444, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101444.