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

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


Up to 200 jobs are to be lost as council bosses in Newcastle struggle to make budget savings of more than £8 million. Newcastle City Council said it intended to keep a planned Council Tax rise to a below-inflation 2% in 2006. But a spokesman said the plans could result in up to 200 posts being lost in as yet unspecified departments. The council said it had plans to reduce spending by about £8 million, including savings of £3 million on travel, supplies, printing, insurance costs and office accommodation.


  • 29 December 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Newcastle City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62707, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62707.