Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
London; Outer London; Outer London - West and North West
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

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Some 250 jobs are to be cut by a west London council over claims of a £5.3m shortfall in asylum seeker grants. Hillingdon borough, home to Heathrow airport, has a statutory duty to care for 900 unaccompanied young people. The council said it wants a judicial review over an unexpected change to the grants system in January that left them drastically short-changed. The DfES said almost twice the number of authorities and a 'far greater number' of young people have benefited. The job cuts will be made in education, social services and housing departments as well as the chief executive's office.



Eurofound (2006), Hillingdon borough council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63256, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63256.