Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Hertfordshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Welwyn and Hatfield
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 June 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Supermarket giant Tesco has announced further plans to cut jobs, this time from its Hertfordshire head offices in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. In total 1,200 jobs will be cut, which equates to approximately one in four of the workforce. The decision is part of a larger restructure which aims to cut GBP 1.5 billion (€1.7 billion) from the company's operating costs. It follows shortly after the announcement that the company will be closing its call centre in Cardiff with the loss of around 1,100 jobs. The timescale for the job losses has not been reported, though it is understood that affected workers have been informed.


  • 28 June 2017: BBC Website
  • 28 June 2017: The Guardian


Eurofound (2017), Tesco, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91431, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91431.