Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Leeds
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
22 February 2012
Foreseen end date
21 February 2013


Rotherham Council has announced plans to cut 200 jobs within the next year in a bid to save £20.4m. The Council aims at implementing the cuts through voluntary redundancies. Additionally, salary increases will be frozen.

It is reported that the council has already cut 1,000 positions in the last two years. According to the council chief executive council spending was £8,000 per person before the governments' Comprehensive Spending Review in 2010 and has gone down to £800 per person.


  • 22 February 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), Rotherham Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 73164, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73164.