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
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.25 - Fire service activities

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


Tyne and Wear Fire Brigade has announced plans to cut 170 jobs in a bid to make 25% budget savings following the government spending review. The brigade has pledged to try to avoid compulsory redundancies and plans to protect front line staff therefore focusing reductions on back room functions. As of 22 Novemebr 2010 no date has been given for the implementation of the cuts.


  • 17 November 2010: BBC News


Eurofound (2010), Tyne and Wear Fire Brigade, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71204, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71204.