Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Hertfordshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.10 - Activities of head offices

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
50 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 October 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Retailer Mothercare has announced plans to cut jobs at its head office in Watford. The news follows the decision earlier in 2018 to close stores resulting in the loss of approximately 900 jobs. The latest restructure will see the net loss of 150 jobs, with 200 roles being cut and 50 roles being created. The decision has been communicated to staff and it is understood that the statutory process of consultation will begin shortly. A spokesperson for the business commented that the measures were part of a long term strategy to ensure that the company could continue to trade.



Eurofound (2018), Mothercare, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 95945, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95945.