Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Tyneside
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

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Gateshead Council has announced plans to cut about 600 jobs as a result of proposed cuts in government grants. The Council aims at saving at least £25m from its budget in the next financial year. It plans a series of public meetings on the scale of the proposed government cuts as well as consultations with unions. The Council is seeking volunteers for redundancy but compulsory redundancies are not ruled out.


  • 11 November 2010: BBC


Eurofound (2010), Gateshead Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71175, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71175.