Great Britain
International comparisons



The UK: Market driven restructuring

The United Kingdom provides an example of a different approach to restructuring. In the UK, restructuring is market driven, with companies free to decide and implement decisions with very few obligations towards the other stakeholders except informing and consulting employees or trade union representatives in advance.

The legitimacy of the decision cannot be challenged and companies have no obligation to set up a social plan or to participate in regional redevelopment processes. This job is done by public agencies.
  Case studies:
Employability in the context of Offshoring: a case study of Union learning in the UK Banking sector
BT: Health initiatives in the context of continual restructuring
Electricité de France – the influence of social dialogue over change
Restructuring in the UK insurance industry: innovation or emulation?
The closure of Vauxhall, Luton. The role of regional development agencies in organisational restructuring in the UK