Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Merseyside; East Merseyside
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Alliance & Leicester the bank are to cut around 350 staff at offices in Merseyside as part of an efficiency drive. The posts will go through voluntary redundancies at Bootle, where the company employs 2,000 of its 8,000-strong workforce. The bank said efficiency improvements meant its UK call centre staff could now answer a higher number of enquiries usually handled by back office staff. Redundancies in 2006 are expected to cost the firm between £20 million and £25 million.


  • 26 January 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Alliance & Leicester, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62851, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62851.