Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester; Greater Manchester South
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.51 - Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation

288 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Manufacturer Landis+Gyr has announced plans to cut 288 jobs from its factory in Stockport, Greater Manchester. The site which employs around 600 workers manufactures electricity and gas meters for British Gas. The vast majority of the losses will be manual roles, with 19 technical roles, two managerial roles and one professional role set to be lost. The company has blamed the decision to leave the EU as the reason for the proposed redundancies, citing that production costs have increased by 20% since the 2016 referendum. The company said it might move production offshore to Romania and Asia, where unit costs are cheaper, though this has not been confirmed. A consultation on the proposed job cuts is expected to be complete in April 2018.


  • 22 February 2018: BBC Website


Eurofound (2018), Landis+Gyr, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93640, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93640.