Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
London; Inner London; Inner London - East
Location of affected unit(s)
City of London
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

86 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Express Newspapers have announced that 86 jobs are to be lost at The Daily Express and The Sunday Express. The main cuts are amongst subeditors, with 36 of 62 staff subeditors being cut, together with 33 regular casual subeditors and 17 other casuals, at the company's offices in the City of London. Managers at the newspaper are to meet with the National Union of Journalists to agree the timing of the redundancies. The newspaper has attributed the cuts to the economic situation in the UK, coupled with the introduction of the new Woodwing editing system which allows staff to write their stories directly onto pages rather than sending them to a subeditor. It is not known how many people in total work for the Express owing to their system of employing staff and freelance workers.


  • 10 September 2008: The Guardian


Eurofound (2008), Express Newspapers, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67079, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67079.