Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manchester City
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

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Manchester City Council has announced that it is to cut around 2000 posts as a result of government spending cuts. The council is making a 17% cut in its workforce as a result of a 25% drop in the level of central government funding. The authority had planned to make job cuts by natural wastage, however because the funding cut was at twice the expected level it has announced that staff are being asked to consider voluntary redundancy and early retirement.


  • 13 January 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2011), Manchester City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71433, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71433.