Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; North Yorkshire; North Yorkshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Stockton and Billingham
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

50 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced that it has entered into consultation over proposed job losses affecting 50 workers at two of its sites in the North East of England. The site in Stockton employs 257 workers and the one in Billingham employs 87 workers, which adds up to 334 workers in total. The move has been prompted by a slowdown in the Chinese economy, and a spokesperson for the business commented that the decision was made in order to secure the long-term viability of the business. The consultation is expected to conclude in October 2017, with the timeline for redundancies announced at the end of the process. 


  • 3 August 2017: Gazette Live


Eurofound (2017), Johnson Matthey, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91707, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91707.