United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Newcastle, Warwick and Northampton.
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
New offshoring locations

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


National Grid has announced that it is to transfer 300 jobs to India. A total of 163 jobs are to be cut in the Newcastle office, another 137 jobs will go in Warwick and Northampton. The majority of the job losses will be in finance and human resource roles. The company has announced that all staff facing redundancy will have the opportunity to apply for alternative jobs.

Trade Unions GMB and Unison have criticised the off shoring stating that the company was very profitable. Workers at the plant on Tyneside took part in a 24-hour stoppage over plans to outsource work to India. There are no details of further action.

No details were given about when the transfer of work would take place.


  • 8 October 2009: BBC Website


Eurofound (2009), National Grid, Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69684, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69684.