Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities
Water Collection, Treatment And Supply
36 - Water collection, treatment and supply

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Coventry based utility company Severn Trent Water has announced plans to cut up to 500 jobs. The job cuts follow merging of the sewerage and water supply divisions. The 500 job losses will come from the company's management and support departments, though it is not yet known from which sites the job losses will occur. In addition to the 500 job losses, the company also announced that it is to create 100 jobs in front line roles.

The company has confirmed that it will work with the recognised trade unions (Unison, GMB and Unite) to minimise the requirement for compulsory redundancies; volunteers will be sought in the first instance from areas which have been selected for reductions. 


  • 10 October 2014: BBC Website


Eurofound (2014), Severn Trent Water, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77742, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77742.