Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Dorset and Somerset; Dorset CC
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

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 January 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dorset County Council has announced that it is to cut 500 jobs. In addition to the job cuts staff will be required to take 12 days unpaid leave, and pay for unsociable working hours will also be reduced. The local authority has announced that it would freeze vacancies and look for volunteers for redundancy but has acknowledged that some redundancies would be compulsory.


  • 19 January 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2011), Dorset County Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71471, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71471.