Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands; West Midlands; Coventry
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

311 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Coventry Council has announced it will cut 311 jobs.

The local authority assured it will not make any compulsory redundancies as 281 workers are leaving through voluntary redundancy or early retirement schemes, and a further 370 workers had expressed an interest in these schemes.  Nonetheless, the council is unable to allow these 370 workers to take redundancy or retirement as they occupy posts that are essential to its business. The council is looking to redeploy other workers into these roles to allow the workers interested in the voluntary schemes to be released. An additional 30 posts have been cut by terminating workers on short term contracts.


  • 28 March 2011: BBC Website


Eurofound (2011), Coventry Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 71822, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71822.