EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Worcestershire; Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Worcester


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Number Employed: 2800

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-10-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Worcestershire County Council has announced plans to cut 200 jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive. The local authority employs 2,800 people and needs to reduce headcount in light of a 5 million GBP (€5.65 million) predicted overspend. The council has opened a voluntary redundancy scheme which is not available to front line workers, suggesting that the reductions will be made in office based roles. Staff who indicate that they wish to take this offer will leave by the end of March 2019.  Reports do not state what will happen in the event of staff not volunteering.