Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire;
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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 February 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Blackburn with Darwen Council has confirmed plans to cut about 1000 jobs in a bid to make £25m budget cuts. About 500 staff are expected to go in the next few months and all vacant posts are being deleted.The council said it wanted to make necessary savings whilst maintaining statutory services and protecting frontline services.Trade unions have been notified and the council has entered a 90-day consultation process about the job losses. The councils aims to keep compulsory redundancies to a minimum.


  • 7 February 2011: BBC


Eurofound (2011), Blackburn with Darwen Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71615, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71615.