Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Residential Health Care And Social Work
Social Work Activities Without Accommodation
88.99 - Other social work activities without accommodation n.e.c.

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2016


Private provider of probation services Sodexo has announced plans to cut 700 jobs over the next twelve months.

The job cuts are understood to be part of a cost-cutting measure which will allow offenders to report in using a cash-machine kiosk, rather than reporting to a probation officer. It is understood that the majority of redundancies will occur from September and will be on a compulsory basis. Sodexo has said that it will not honour a voluntary redundancy scheme which was agreed between the Justice Secretary and the unions at the time of the privatisation in February. Given the numbers which are involved in the redundancies a formal consultation will take place.

The company operates 6 of the 21 newly privatised community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales.


  • 30 March 2015: The Guardian


Eurofound (2015), Sodexo, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79217, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79217.