Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Devon; Plymouth
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 July 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Plymouth City Council is expecting to lose 200 jobs as the authority struggles to meet its budget for this financial year. All staff, apart from those working in schools, will receive a letter inviting expressions of interest in voluntary redundancies. The council is also reviewing its use of temporary staff and consultants. Chief Executive Barry Keel said: ‘I regret the need for any redundancies but we are hoping that the invitation for voluntary redundancies will minimise the need for compulsory job losses’.


  • 28 July 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Plymouth City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62032, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62032.