Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
6 March 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


The Welsh Local Government Association has announced that 2,000 jobs are to be cut across the country by the end of 2011. 700 of these jobs are to be cut by the end of 2009 as local councils expect to overspend in other areas such as welfare advice and housing benefit applications as the UK economy goes into recession. No further data is available as to how many jobs will remain in local government in Wales.


  • 6 March 2009: BBC News


Eurofound (2009), Welsh Local Government Association, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68459, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68459.