Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire; Blackburn with Darwen
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

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 July 2019


Blackburn with Darwen Council has confirmed that it will cut 500 jobs from its workforce. There are currently 2,700 staff at the authority, though this has reduced over recent years; 1,100 jobs have already been cut since 2010. At the time when these latest cuts were confirmed, the authority also said that it would be stopping weekly bin collections and introducing charges for garden waste and for weekend parking. It is not known when job cuts will begin to take effect, though the cuts are expected to be completed over a three year period. 


  • 22 July 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), Blackburn with Darwen Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88329, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88329.