Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.12 - Manufacture of electricity distribution and control apparatus

1,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 December 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


US owned General Electric has announced it plans to cut 1,100 jobs from its UK operations - a reduction of approximately 6% of its UK workforce. The company which specialises in power infrastructure intends to cut 500 jobs from operations in Stafford and a further 600 jobs from sites in Rugby. The announcement is part of a larger plan to restructure the worldwide company, which is expected to result in the loss of 12,000 jobs. A spokesperson for General Electric attributed the job losses to the state of the power market across the globe and a need to ensure that the company remained competitive. The proposals for the job cuts in the UK are subject to the statutory consultation processes which are due to begin imminently.


  • 7 December 2017: The Guardian
  • 9 December 2017: Staffs Live
  • 7 December 2017: News and Star


Eurofound (2017), General Electric, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92921, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92921.