Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Barnsley
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

175 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Rotherham Council has announced plans to cut 175 jobs. The cuts form part of a package to address a budget deficit of 30 million GBP (€35.1 million), and the job losses are expected to take place by 2020. It has not been reported as to whether the council will offer an enhanced redundancy package for those affected.

The cuts will also be accompanied by a rise in council tax of nearly 3%. A spokesperson for the council assured the public that the cuts would not affect services for children and vulnerable adults, which have been hugely improved over recent years.  



Eurofound (2019), Rotherham Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97317, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97317.