Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Bedfordshire CC
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 September 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Bedford Borough Council has announced plans to cut 200 posts as part of its £10m cost saving plans. The authority plans to protect front line services but will lose posts across its organisation. Michael Headley, portfolio holder for finance and asset management, said: "The majority of these savings have been found by creating new ways of working that don't affect frontline services, like merging systems in our HR and Payroll sections and saving £260,000 from updating and improving our waste and recycling collection routes. The authority plans to consult fully with the public once the proposals have been considered.


  • 9 September 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Bedford borough Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70937, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70937.