Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; Glasgow City
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
220 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
3 December 2008
Foreseen end date
3 January 2009


The Herald and Times Group, a newspaper publisher, has announced that it has made all 250 of its journalists and publishing staff redundant. The company, based in Glasgow, said it could rehire up to 220 of these staff if they accepted different terms and conditions. The company plans to advertise these new jobs in 30 days’ time.


  • 3 December 2008: BBC News
  • 3 December 2008: Financial Times
  • 4 December 2008: The Guardian


Eurofound (2008), Herald and Times Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67569, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67569.