Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber;
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

1,400 - 1,712 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 July 2012


Hull City Council has announced their intention to cut 1400 employees in the next 18 months. The council has cited the £50m cut in government funding as the reason for the cuts. Over 1,100 workers have expressed an interest in voluntary redundancy, and of those 100 have already left the council. A further 312 vacant posts are to be reviewed.

UPDATE 25.2.11

Plans for 1400 posts to be made redundant have been confirmed by Hull City Council.  Trade union Unison has said that the job losses are avoidable and that further demonstrations will go ahead. 


  • 25 February 2011: BBC Website
  • 5 January 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2011), Hull City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71417, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71417.