Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands; West Midlands; Birmingham
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

1,095 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 February 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
29 February 2020


Birmingham City Council has announced plans to make over 1,000 further job cuts. This is the latest among a long line of cuts to council jobs, both in Birmingham and nationally. Reports suggest that 1,095 jobs will be cut before March 2020, though it is not certain as to which roles will be removed. When announcing the cuts, the leader of the council pointed to the large reductions in central government funding which have contributed to the job losses. Despite the economies made the council will still have to sell off assets and to use cash reserves to fund the expected redundancy payments.



Eurofound (2019), Birmingham City Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97474, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97474.