Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Leeds
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

650 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
16 February 2009
Foreseen end date
16 February 2010


Leeds City Council has announced that it is to cut 650 jobs as it attempts to reduce its costs as it has received lower government grants. However, the council, which employs 33,000 people, is to also create 200 new posts. The changes will take place in the next year.


  • 16 February 2009: BBC News


Eurofound (2009), Leeds City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68281, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68281.