Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 June 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2011


Gloucestershire County Council has announced that there will be at least 200 job losses over the next two years. It stated that this is due to cuts in government funding, creating a £60m funding gap, a growing demand for services, and an aging population. The authority hopes to avoid compulsory redundancies, and committed to supporting staff affected by the changes. Ian Ducat, regional secretary of UNISON South West, said: "We welcome the early notice from the council that it believes it is facing a large funding gap. We will obviously have to consult our members and get their reaction over the course of the next few weeks." No information was given on the number of staff currently employed or when these cuts would start to take effect.


  • 13 June 2009: BBC Website


Eurofound (2009), Gloucestershire County Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69083, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69083.