EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; North East
Location of affected unit(s): Gateshead


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.11 - General public administration activities
Number Employed: 9000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 275
Planned Job Reductions max: 275
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2013
Direct Dismissals: 140

Additional Information

Gateshead council has announced that it is to cut 275 jobs in plans to save £22m over the next year. The council predicts that 140 of the jobs will be lost through compulsory redundancy.