Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Merseyside;
Location of affected unit(s)
St Helens
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

170 - 270 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
6 January 2011


St Helens Council announced that it has cut 170 posts and expects further job losses that will be announced over the coming weeks. The council has said that front line services will be hit in areas such as crime, education, health and support for special needs. Compulsory redundancies are to be minimised by not filling posts as they become vacant and by offering a voluntary redundancy scheme.


  • 6 January 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2011), St Helens Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71399, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71399.