Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment And Culture
Libraries, Archives, Museums And Other Cultural Activities
91 - Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 February 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The National Trust plans to cut 250 jobs from offices across the country. In a statement, the union Prospect, blamed the move on ‘needless penny pinching’ and denounced the proposed cuts as a ‘kneejerk reaction’.

The National Trust is the country's largest non-government landowner and employs almost 4,000 full-time staff.

It said savings were needed to meet rising costs and hoped the cuts would be made by voluntary redundancy.


  • 7 February 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), National Trust, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61106, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61106.