Consultant reveals that staff cut-backs in roads business could amount to 2% of UK workforce

WSP has confirmed another round of redundancies on the back of lower levels of public sector spending.

The consultant said that the layoffs were expected to involve up to 50 workers, or 2% of its UK workforce

A spokesperson said: “The recent government spending cuts have impacted some areas of our UK business. Where necessary we are taking decisive action to ensure we have the right size and shape of business for the future market opportunities.”

WSP said that staff could be transfered to areas of the business with more work in order to retain numbers.

The company made 1,000 employees, around 10% of its global workforce, redundant in the year leading up to July 2009. Most of the losses were in the UK and Middle East.