Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Tyneside
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 December 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


130 jobs are to be lost at Newcastle City Council as part of budget proposals that will lead to a council tax rise of no more than 2%. The 130 full-time jobs will be lost mostly in managerial, administrative and support services. It is hoped the cuts will be made mainly by natural wastage, redeployment and voluntary means. Kenny Bell from the public service union, Unison, said: ‘It is going to be a major challenge to cut 130 jobs in those areas. However, if there are any compulsory redundancies we will ballot for strike action.’


  • 31 December 2004: BBC News


Eurofound (2004), Newcastle City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 60984, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60984.