Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
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

103 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Trafford Council has announced plans to cut 103 jobs in a bid to save £16.2m. The council has already reduced its workforce by 150 last year (see here). As reported by the Manchester evening news, 29 of the job cuts are management and 31 back office positions.

As a replacement for the redundant workers, the council is considering the use of volunteers in libraries and parks in order to make some of the savings and protect frontline staffing. It is reported that a reorganization of some libraries as full self-service libraries is attempted.


  • 6 December 2011: Manchester Evening News
  • 7 December 2011: BBC News


Eurofound (2011), Trafford Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72831, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72831.