Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 December 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Energy company Scottish Power has announced plans to cut 200 jobs across its workforce. Currently the headcount stands at around 6,500 employees, approximately half being in Scotland. The decision to cut jobs reflects a drive for efficiency across the company. A spokesperson for the business confirmed that it envisages that the job cuts will be achieved via a voluntary redundancy scheme and that if numerous workers express an interest in the scheme, then decisions will be taken according to operational needs. The cuts will take place throughout 2018.


  • 27 December 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Scottish Power, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92938, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92938.