Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Cheshire; Cheshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Ellesmere Port
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2018
Foreseen end date
30 September 2018


Car maker Vauxhall has announced further job cuts at its Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, just months after announcing its previous round of job cuts. The manufacturer owned by the Franch PSA Group announced in October 2017 that it intended to reduce numbers by 400 ahead of introducing new shift patterns in April 2018. The latest announcement has confirmed that a further 250 jobs will be lost from the company.

The owners have publicly committed to the future of the plant, though they have noted the falling demand for the hatchbacks manufactured at the site and the commercial impacts of Britain exiting the UK are also being closely monitored. The company intends to achieve these latest redundancies via a voluntary scheme, as it did for the previous round of cuts, and it is expected that the jobs will be cut between April and September 2018. 


  • 8 January 2018: The Independent
  • 8 January 2018: The Telegraph


Eurofound (2018), Vauxhall, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93072, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93072.