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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Troubled banking group RBS has announced plans to cut another 200 jobs from its workforce as it continues to try to reduce operating costs.  The job losses will result in the closure of some branches - RBS branches in Scotland and Natwest branches in Wales and South West England are understood to be those affected. The company which is 73% state owned had announced job cuts as recently as March 2016, offshoring some of the positions as well as cutting jobs in back office positions. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that the branch closures were necessary as footfall had declined as more and more customers switched to banking online. The time-scale for these latest closures has not yet been reported.


  • 12 May 2016: Sky news


Eurofound (2016), RBS, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 87641, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87641.