Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire;
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

227 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
25 October 2010
Foreseen end date


Wigan council has announced that 227 staff have accepted voluntary redundancy and early retirement. The council thanked staff that volunteered to leave and stressed that this was the first step in its attempt to make £55m worth of savings over the next 3 years. Wigan Council Chief Executive Joyce Redfearn said: "Inevitably the ongoing reductions in resources we are facing will have an impact on the services we provide but our priorities remain to protect vital front-line services, reduce red tape and providing value for money."

While most staff have left immediately 37 are taking a step down approach and it is not clear when all the job losses will be finalised. 


  • 25 October 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Wigan Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71100, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71100.