Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; North Eastern Scotland; Aberdeen City
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

370 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
6 April 2018
Foreseen end date


Aberdeen City Council has confirmed that it is to cut 370 jobs in the coming financial year in order to make a net saving of over GBP 10 million. The council has said that it hopes to keep to its policy of no compulsory redundancies, and will achieve the cuts partly by not filling 140 vacant posts. The remaining 230 jobs will be cut through voluntary severence and voluntary early retirement schemes; a budget of over GBP 11 million is ringfenced to support this.


  • 12 February 2018: BBC Website
  • 12 February 2018: Aberdeen Evening Express


Eurofound (2018), Aberdeen City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93588, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93588.