United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; Glasgow City
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Legal And Technical Acconuting Activities
Legal And Accounting Activities
69 - Legal and accounting activities
New offshoring locations
India, Malaysia

380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
28 February 2018


Oil company Shell has announced that it is to cut 380 jobs closing its finance operations in central Glasgow. The process, which is still subject to statutory consultation with employee representatives, is scheduled to take approximately fifteen months in total. It is understood that the work will be moved to other sites in the company's portfolio, such as sites in India and Malaysia, though there is no definite information at this point about where the work will now be done. A spokesperson for the company said that the likelihood was that Glasgow employees would face compulsory redundancy. Shell has previously announced 10,000 job cuts worldwide in February 2016, of which 1,600 jobs were reported to be lost from the UK.


  • 16 November 2016: BBC Website
  • 16 November 2016: The Guardian


Eurofound (2016), Shell, Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89281, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89281.