Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Berkshire; Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

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


Reading Borough Council has announced plans to cut 200 jobs as part of it's plans to make further budget cuts in the hopes to save almost £20 million. It is understood that since 2011 the council has already cut 600 positions. The latest cuts were announced at the start of July 2016 and were confirmed following a meeting on July 18 2016. There was opposition to the plans from Liberal Democrat and Green councillors, however the plans were still approved. The timeframe for the job losses has yet to be reported.


  • 8 July 2016: BBC Website
  • 19 July 2016: Getreading.co.uk


Eurofound (2016), Reading Borough Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88325, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88325.