EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 50000
Group: Whitbread Group Plc

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-07-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 250
Planned Job Reductions max: 250
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 02-07-2018
Direct Dismissals: 250

Additional Information

Whitbread, the UK-based hospitality business, has announced that it will cut a minimum of 250 management positions in its pub-restaurants as part of cost-cutting programme. The mandatory consultation period is already underway and the company has promised to support staff in finding alternative positions.

A spokesperson for the company said that the aim is to simplify management teams to bring their business structure “in line with industry norms” and added that the company expects to save £250 million (€281 million) as a result of the cuts.

Whitbread’s restaurants are branded as Beefeater and Brewers Fayre. The company also owns the Costa Coffee and the Premier Inn hotel chains.