United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Bexleyheath; Clacton; Dudley
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.19 - Other monetary intermediation

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 June 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Barclays, a UK retail bank, is to close three call centres in Bexleyheath in Kent, Clacton in Essex, and Dudley in the West Midlands as a result of a two year restructuring operation. The three call centres currently employ a total of 1,200 employees. Barclays, the UK's third largest bank, said it hoped to avoid forced redundancies at the three call centres. 'With careful management of staff turnover and active steps to redeploy it is expected that the number of employees made redundant will be significantly fewer than this,' it said.


  • 28 June 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Barclays, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63743, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63743.