United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.22 - Business and other management consultancy activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 March 2014
Employment effect (start)
5 March 2014
Foreseen end date
31 October 2014


Procurement, HR and finance company Shared Services Connected Ltd. (SSCL) is to close three of its eight sites across the UK by the end of October 2014 with the loss of around 500 jobs.  Sites in Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff are expected to be closed. 

Trade unions are being consulted about the closures, and the company hopes to support voluntary redundancy and redeployment where possible. The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) also states that the company is planning to outsource some work overseas.

SSCL manages civil service back office functions and is a joint venture of Steria and the UK Cabinet Office.


  • 4 March 2014: Yorkshire Post
  • 5 March 2014: Insider Media


Eurofound (2014), Shared Services Connected, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 76706, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76706.