United Kingdom
East of England; East Anglia; Peterborough
Location of affected unit(s)
Thorpe Wood
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.19 - Other monetary intermediation

243 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Lloyds TSB has announced plans to close a processing centre in Peterborough causing the loss of 243 jobs. It said the Thorpe Wood office will shut by the end of this year, with the work being transferred to other Lloyds TSB centres across the UK. The bank, which said staff would be offered the chance to relocate, denied union allegations that the positions were being transferred to India. It said current plans to move 400 jobs to India this year were unrelated. 'It's always a sad day when we have to close any of our sites and this isn't a decision we've taken lightly,' said Lloyds TSB's head of operations, Paul Baker. 'Our priority over the next few weeks is to talk to all our staff individually about other opportunities for those that want to stay with the bank.' Despite the bank's assurances, the Lloyds TSB Group Union claimed that the closure announcement is linked to the firm's ongoing export of jobs to India, where it now has around 2,500 workers. 'We want to embarrass Lloyds TSB into keeping these jobs within the UK,' said Peter O'Grady, assistant general secretary of the union. Lloyds TSB is the UK's fifth largest bank.


  • 6 February 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Lloyds, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64910, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64910.