Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Bracknell, Sheffield, Warrington
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.2 - Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

1,124 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 December 2013
Employment effect (start)
2 January 2014
Foreseen end date
31 March 2014


Computer firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to cut up to 1,124 jobs in the UK. Starting in 2014, cuts will affect the sites in Bracknell (600 jobs cut), Sheffield (23) and Warrington (500).

The measure is part of a large-scale global restructuring plan affecting 27,000 positions, of which 8,000 in Europe. The restructuring is blamed on falling demand for desktop computers.

According to HP, there will be redeployment opportunities and support for the affected staff including re-skilling and alternative employment. Hence, it is likely that part of the 1,124 workers will not be made redundant.

In 2010, HP had announced to cut 1,300 staff in the UK. The company employs about 17,500 staff in the UK.


  • 4 December 2013: Reuters
  • 4 December 2013: Sky news
  • 4 December 2013: BBC News


Eurofound (2013), Hewlett-Packard, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 76305, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76305.