Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) banking group has announced plans to cut a further 600 jobs from its workforce. The banking group which is majority-owned by the British taxpayer will be closing 32 of its Natwest branches in order to cut costs and adjust its services in response to customers' increasing preference for digital banking. It is being reported that 200 jobs will be lost in London, with 400 being lost across the North and the Midlands. In addition to the closures, it is also being reported that cuts to working hours are being considered for the remaining branches. The bank has committed to keeping compulsory redundancies to a minimum and to seek out redeployment opportunities wherever possible. It is not yet known when the job losses will take effect.


  • 14 April 2016: The Guardian
  • 14 April 2016: Daily Express


Eurofound (2016), Natwest, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 87329, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87329.