Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities
Water Collection, Treatment And Supply
36 - Water collection, treatment and supply

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 January 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Severn Trent Water has announced 350 job losses at the same time as confirming a 15% price rise. The company, which provides water for most of the Midlands, said the cuts are needed to keep bills low and create revenue for investment in services. Unison regional organiser Andy Main said: 'Our members will struggle to understand why, after a positive price review, jobs need to be lost'. In the last five years the company has already lost 1,100 jobs and cut costs to the bone. These latest job cuts will seriously affect customer service.


  • 20 January 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Severn Trent Water, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61039, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61039.