EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Luton Borough Council

Luton Borough Council

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Luton; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; East of England
Location of affected unit(s): Luton


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.2 - Provision of services to the community as a whole
Number Employed: 3000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 365
Planned Job Reductions max: 428
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Luton Borough Council, the local authority responsible for the area where London Luton Airport is located, has announced plans to cut up to 428 jobs as part of a restructuring programme which aims to save £22 million (€ 24 as at 4 August, 2020).

A representative of the council said the decision was prompted by the 'catastrophic' effect the Covid-19 pandemic had had on the organisation’s finances, including a loss of income from Luton Airport.

Luton Borough Concil employs 3,000 people. As part of the cost saving drive, services such as school improvement, adult social care and road maintenance are likely to be affected.