Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester; Greater Manchester North
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

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


Bolton Council has announced a two year budget which aims to save GBP 12.5 million. As part of the settlement 239 jobs will be lost. Further jobs are being sustained only through the council's reliance on cash reserves. The details of the job losses are yet to be announced, though a spokesperson for the local authority said that it was hoped that compulsory redundancies will be avoided. This suggests that part of the consultation will look at enhanced packages for voluntary redundancies. 


  • 8 November 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), Bolton Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89106, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89106.