Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
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
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

120 - 210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 March 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2011
Foreseen end date
31 March 2012


Leicestershire Police announced that it had seen 120 retirements, transfers or ill health dismissals in 2010 and that a further 90 were expected before March 2012.  These figures were released after UNISON, who represent the Police's civilian staff, said they had been told 150 jobs would be lost. Branch Secretary Chris Hanrahan said: "It is disappointing that hard working dedicated Police Staff will have to pay the price for poor funding. These cuts mean that more strain will be put upon the officers and staff that remain. UNISON has put the protection of jobs and services as its number one priority and will be working with the force to identify where redundancies can be minimised and the service to the public maintained. However it is difficult to see how the service will not suffer with such a large amount of staff cut from the establishment." 


  • 31 March 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Leicestershire Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70396, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70396.