Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; Southampton
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

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 October 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Mapping agency Ordnance Survey has announced that 180 staff will take voluntary redundancy as part of a cost cutting exercise. The cuts are part of a plan to reduce costs by 5% per annum for the next 5 years. Whilst the company is wholly government owned, it runs as a commercial business receiving no money from taxpayers. No date for redundancies has been confirmed, though the company notified workers that have successfully applied for redundancy last week.


  • 7 October 2009: BBC Website


Eurofound (2009), Ordnance Survey, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69682, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69682.