Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Coventry and Nottingham
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

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


Energy companies, E.ON, is to cut 500 jobs in its offices in Nottingham and Coventry. The move comes barely a week after increasing gas prices by 18% and electricity bills by 11%.

The cuts were blamed on the sale of its distribution business and a need to keep overheads low to benefit customers. Others have suggested that the the company had also switched a lot of work back to its head office in Dusseldorf.

Unions have welcomed the companies commitment to attempt to find the losses through voluntary means.


  • 23 September 2011: The Times
  • 23 September 2011: The Guardian


Eurofound (2011), E.ON, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72397, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72397.