United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Barnsley
Location of affected unit(s)
Wath Upon Dearne
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Activities Of Call Centres
82.20 - Activities of call centres

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Energy company E.On has announced plans to close its call centre in Wath Upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs. Consultation with trade unions will begin shortly. The consultation is expected to confirm the number of job losses, set out any plans for redeployment of staff and confirm the date on which the site will close.

The local Member of Parliament for South Yorkshire said that the job losses would have a large effect on the local economy. He stated that he hoped that E.On would agree to retrain or redeploy as many staff as possible, and that if there were no other options, that the redundancy package is as generous as possible.


  • 29 January 2018: The Star
  • 31 January 2018: Rotherham Advertiser


Eurofound (2018), E.On, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93182, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93182.