Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

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


Marks and Spencer has confirmed that it will be cutting 351 jobs across its stores. The plans are to cut managerial roles; 182 section managers, 115 operations managers and 54 visual managers will be affected by the proposals. The move to simplify the managerial structure mirrors similar restructures by other high street retailers. It is being reported that the consultation process is underway, though there is no information as to when these job cuts will take effect.

The company had outlined plans for store closures earlier in 2018, but had suggested that there would be further restructuring to come.



Eurofound (2018), Marks and Spencer, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94709, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94709.