Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Cheshire;
Location of affected unit(s)
Cheshire East
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
28 February 2013
Foreseen end date
31 January 2016


Cheshire East Council has announced that it is to cut 1,000 jobs within the next three years.  

The local authority has said that it has to make the cuts as a result of a reduction in government grants. The trade union Unison has said that local authoirty services would be affected by the job cuts. 

According to the council, the aim of the restructuring is to reduce waste, duplication and bureaucracy, as well as cutting management overheads.


  • 6 February 2013: BBC Website


Eurofound (2013), Cheshire East Council., Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 74931, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74931.