EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wokingham Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Berkshire; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Wokingham


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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-02-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 12-02-2010
Foreseen End Date: 16-02-2013
Other Job Reduction Measures: 150

Additional Information

Wokingham Borough Council, Berkshire, is to cut 150 jobs as part of a plan to save £9.5m over the next three years. Council leader David Lee expressed hope that the losses would occur through natural wastage, rather than being compulsory, as during the given time period they would expect a natural turnover of 300 staff and 75 retirements. Union Unison stated it was aiming to keep job losses to a minimum. No details were given on the number currently employed.