Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Merseyside; East Merseyside
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

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2011


Knowsley Council has announced plans to cut 400 jobs in a bid to reduce a shortfall of £30m as a result of the proposed government cuts. According to the trade union Unison, as many jobs as possible will be lost through voluntary redundancy. The job losses are likely to be implemented by end of March 2011.


  • 10 November 2010: BBC


Eurofound (2010), Knowsley Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71176, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71176.