Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
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
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

1,000 - 2,944 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has announced that it plans to cut 2,944 jobs. Members of the police authority voted to cut 1,387 officer and 1,557 civilian which equates to a 23% reduction in staff. It hopes that the move will save £134m from the force's budget. The plans include a recruitment freeze and forced retirement of all staff with more than 30 years service. The initial £52m in savings need to be made in 2011/12 meaning 1,059 are set to be cut by 2012.

UPDATE 18.2.11

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed it is to cut more than 1,000 jobs by the end of 2012.  500 posts will go by the end of May 2011.


  • 18 February 2011: BBC Website
  • 22 November 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Greater Manchester Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71231, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71231.