Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

559 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 July 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Royal Mail has announced plans to cut more than 500 jobs in the Midlands as a result of a sharp fall in the number of items posted each year. The plans are subject to a consultation period which will finish by the autumn. Derby would lose 182 posts, Leicester 280 and Worcester 97. The company hopes that the reduction in posts will be achieved through voluntary redundancies, redeployment and natural wastage.


  • 13 July 2011: BBC News


Eurofound (2011), Royal Mail, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72196, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72196.