Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
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

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Tameside Council in Greater Manchester has announced that it is to cut 800 jobs over the next four years to save £100m. The local authority hopes to cut 550 posts in 2011/12 to make the necessary £37m in savings in the next financial year. The council, which is labour-run, blamed the cuts on the reductions in funding from central government. Unison, the union representing workers at the local authority, has said it is working closely Tameside to help to look for early retirement options and voluntary redundancy.


  • 24 November 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Tameside Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71229, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71229.