Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Tyneside
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.2 - Provision of services to the community as a whole

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 August 2012
Employment effect (start)
23 August 2012
Foreseen end date
23 August 2014


South Tyneside Council will cut 350 jobs over the next two years following cuts in central government funding. It is reported that the council has already cut 1,200 jobs since 2010 mainly through natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.

There are fears from the trade union side that the job losses will have an impact on the quality of services.


  • 23 August 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), South Tyneside Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 74030, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74030.