Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Kent; Kent CC
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

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 December 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Kent County Council (KCC) is aiming to cut 8% of jobs by 2008 according to a letter leaked to the BBC. The letter to all Conservative councillors from council leader Paul Carter also sets a target of a 6% reduction in the staffing budget. It states: 'Fewer, but smarter, better paid staff must be the way ahead.' The job cuts would all be managed through natural wastage. Earlier this month, KCC said its 2% increase in grant compared with a national average of 3% was a 'very hard' settlement. The council said it had already lost one in four back office jobs and was facing 'unique' challenges.


  • 13 December 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Kent County Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62657, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62657.