Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Berkshire; Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
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

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 February 2010
Employment effect (start)
12 February 2010
Foreseen end date
16 February 2013


Wokingham Borough Council, Berkshire, is to cut 150 jobs as part of a plan to save £9.5m over the next three years. Council leader David Lee expressed hope that the losses would occur through natural wastage, rather than being compulsory, as during the given time period they would expect a natural turnover of 300 staff and 75 retirements. Union Unison stated it was aiming to keep job losses to a minimum. No details were given on the number currently employed.


  • 12 February 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Wokingham Borough Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70176, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70176.