Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Surrey; East and West Sussex
Location of affected unit(s)
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities
Water Collection, Treatment And Supply
36.0 - Water collection, treatment and supply

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 May 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Southern Water, the privately owned company that provides water and waste water services in large parts of South East England, has announced that it will make 150 of its employees redundant. A spokesperson said that staff working in management and support positions in the Brighton and Worthing offices will be affected. Southern Water said that it will offer alternative roles to employees who are affected by the cuts and that all redundancies will be voluntary. The redundancies come as part of a “business transformation and improvement project”. The CEO of Southern Water said this restructuring will help the group to improve their customers' services.


  • 11 May 2018: Water and Wastewater Treatment (online)
  • 19 May 2018: The Argus (online)
  • 10 May 2018: Southern Water press release (online)


Eurofound (2018), Southern Water Services Ltd, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94183, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94183.