Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


ITV, a television broadcaster, is to make 600 redundancies across the UK. The announcement comes less than six months after ITV made 1000 redundancies, reducing its workforce from 5,500 to 4,500. The cuts will be made across the UK, with the biggest single cut of around 150 jobs coming in Leeds as the Yorkshire TV studio is closed. The cuts are being made as the company faces reduced revenues from advertising. As of 8 March 2009 no date has been given for the implementation of these job cuts.


  • 5 March 2009: The Guardian
  • 4 March 2009: BBC News


Eurofound (2009), ITV, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68445, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68445.