EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Greater Manchester; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Manchester City


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-01-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 2000
Planned Job Reductions max: 2000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Other Job Reduction Measures: 2000

Additional Information

Manchester City Council has announced that it is to cut around 2000 posts as a result of government spending cuts. The council is making a 17% cut in its workforce as a result of a 25% drop in the level of central government funding. The authority had planned to make job cuts by natural wastage, however because the funding cut was at twice the expected level it has announced that staff are being asked to consider voluntary redundancy and early retirement.