EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Willerby Holiday Homes

Company/Organisation:
Willerby Holiday Homes

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
Location of affected unit(s): Hull

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.20 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 688

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-07-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 193
Planned Job Reductions max: 193
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2012
Foreseen End Date: 01-03-2013

Additional Information

Caravan manufacturer Willerby Holiday Homes has announced plans to cut 193 jobs in Hull. The company blamed the ongoing 'economic uncertainty' and therefore the need to ensure the sustainability of the business.

The announcement comes after the introduction of a 5% caravan tax by the government earlier this year. The company will implement the redundancies over a six-month period starting in September.