Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.21 - Service activities incidental to land transportation

100 - 115 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The roadside breakdown service, AA, has announced plans to cut 100 jobs. The company also confirmed that it will close its training centre near Melton Mowbray, which currently employs 15 people. The proposed job cuts are understood to be mainly administrative and office function roles, with approximately half the losses coming from the business's Basingstoke HQ.

The GMB union has accused the company of making these cuts in preparation for franchising the business, though the AA has denied that there are any such plans to franchise. The statutory period of consultation on the job losses will end on 24 February 2018.


  • 10 January 2018: BBC Website


Eurofound (2018), AA, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93078, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93078.