Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Devon; Devon 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

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2006
Foreseen end date


More than 100 jobs are to go at Devon County Council as part of plans to meet a £15 million budget shortfall. The council said it was seeking the cuts through voluntary redundancies. A council spokesman said the authority hoped most of the cuts would be in management and supervisory positions, and said it was carrying out a big programme of efficiency savings. But the council admitted it would be a fine balance between achieving the savings and protecting front-line services. Unions said they were told redundancy notices would be issued in May 2006 but were worried more posts may have to go. They have not ruled out industrial action.


  • 27 January 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Devon County Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62879, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62879.