Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

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


Whitbread, the UK-based hospitality business, has announced that it will cut a minimum of 250 management positions in its pub-restaurants as part of cost-cutting programme. The mandatory consultation period is already underway and the company has promised to support staff in finding alternative positions.

A spokesperson for the company said that the aim is to simplify management teams to bring their business structure “in line with industry norms” and added that the company expects to save £250 million (€281 million) as a result of the cuts.

Whitbread’s restaurants are branded as Beefeater and Brewers Fayre. The company also owns the Costa Coffee and the Premier Inn hotel chains.



Eurofound (2018), Whitbread, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94689, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94689.