Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Barnsley
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

335 - 1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 September 2014


Barnsley council has announced it expects to cut 1200 jobs over 4 years. The council announced that 156 posts would be cut with privatisation of the home helps service, and has announced that up to 335 jobs will be lost in early 2011. Union Unison has suggested that there will be a major impact on frontline services. The council leaver said all departments would be affected by the £40m of savings that needed to be made.


  • 14 January 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Barnsley council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71478, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71478.