Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; North Eastern Scotland; Aberdeen City
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 June 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Aberdeen Council has announced plans to cut 150 jobs, with further cuts expected to follow. The cuts follow a real-terms reduction in funding from the Scottish Government of GBP 13 million (€14.7 million). The council, which is now a Labour-Conservative coalition, is seeking to achieve the cuts through voluntary redundancy and has confirmed that it has accepted 150 applications. In order to balance the books the council is seeking to reduce its budget by GBP 21 million (€23.8 million), so further cuts are expected. It is not known when the job losses will take effect.


  • 15 June 2017: The Herald


Eurofound (2017), Aberdeen Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91415, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91415.