Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire; Blackpool
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

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2011
Foreseen end date


Blackpool Council has announced plans to cut between 800 and 1,000 jobs as a result of the government's spending review. According to the Council leader, compulsory redundancies are 'inevitable' and the Council has already started negotiations with the trade unions. Unions are negotiating over other measures inlcuding pay freezes in an attempt to reduce the number of redundancies.

On 28 January 2011 the Council announced the specific number of redundancies. A total of 750 employees will be made redundant. The first round of redundancies will be in March 2011 when 200 temporary staff will go. The Council aniticipates 400 compulsory redundancies and reduction of 150 posts by not filling them.


  • 28 January 2011: BBC News
  • 2 November 2010: BBC News


Eurofound (2011), Blackpool Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71151, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71151.