Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester; Greater Manchester North
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

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 June 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Up to 500 jobs to be lost at Bolton Council. It has agreed the proposals in a bid to reduce its budget by £50m, as it anticipates a drop in government grants, and has said it will look for volunteers for retirement and redundancies, to limit the number of direct dismissals. No time line was given for when these cuts would take place.


  • 7 June 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Bolton Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70658, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70658.