Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.13 - Distribution of electricity

444 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 May 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The energy company SSE has announced plans to cut 444 jobs which it has blamed on tough trading conditions and the government's energy price cap. Reports also suggest that low take-up of new energy meters by customers is a significant factor in the company's decision. The job losses will come from the customer service and meter installer sections of the business and enhanced redundancy packages are apparently being offered.

The geographical location of the job losses is not known, but it would appear likely that the company's head office in Perth will be affected. The head office currently employs around 2,000 workers. The timeframe for the job cuts has not been announced.



Eurofound (2019), SSE, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97715, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97715.