Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
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

420 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 May 2020


Swindon Borough Council has announced plans to cut 420 jobs from its total staff of 2,800 as it bids to save costs. The council says it needs to reduce costs by 30 million GBP over the next two and a half years. The consultation with trade unions is due to start at the beginning of 2018. The council has said that redundancies will be a last resort, though commentators have questioned whether this approach seems likely, given the fact that cuts are to be applied across all departments. A spokesperson for the council has confirmed that in the event of redundancies, the employer will first explore the voluntary route. 


  • 24 October 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Swindon Borough Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92454, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92454.