Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Rental And Leasing Activities
Rental And Leasing Of Motor Vehicles
77.11 - Rental and leasing of cars and light motor vehicles

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
9 February 2009
Foreseen end date
9 May 2009


Helphire Group, a car hire firm, has announced that it is to make 130 of its staff redundant. The company employs 3,000 people in 31 depots across the UK. The company has stated that it will make the cuts in the next three months, although it has not confirmed at which sites these jobs will be lost, or given a reason for the cuts.

Update: On 1 April 2009 the company announced that it will cut another 180 jobs bringing the total of job losses to 310. The cuts will affect company sites in Bristol and Bath.


  • 1 April 2009: BBC News
  • 9 February 2009: BBC News


Eurofound (2009), Helphire Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68163, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68163.