Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

300 - 500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 March 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2011
Foreseen end date
31 March 2012


Up to 500 soldiers are to lose their jobs in the 2011-12 financial year as the Ministry of Defense says the Army is nearing its staffing limit of approximately 100,000 troops. 300-500 troops will be given compulsory redundancy under a process it calls Manning Control Points; this is a system which has been used to discharge more than 3000 soldiers in the past, but which has not been used since 2002. The MoD has announced that it will focus on those soldiers who have between 12 - 15 years service, will not involve those injured in combat, and that affected soldiers will benefit from a resettlement grant of about £10000. It is not yet known which troops will be affected.


  • 23 March 2010: The Guardian
  • 22 March 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), the Army, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70337, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70337.