NDA to cut workforce by 30 per cent

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is to shed around 90 staff, following a review of its organisational effectiveness.

Chief executive officer Tony Fountain said: ‘The NDA’s current organisational structure was designed for its start-up phase, during which considerable progress has been achieved. We have moved a 19,000-strong workforce from the public to the private sector by fundamentally restructuring the industry through the creation of six Site Licence Companies under the ownership of some of the leading companies in the world.

‘With these arrangements in place, the time is right for our organisation to more closely reflect our future role, which is to set direction and hold our contractors to account for performance delivery.

‘It is also right that, at a time when the NDA is targeting significant reductions in overhead and support costs across its Site Licence Companies, we show leadership and shape the NDA into the most efficient and effective organisation we can be.’

The new organisational structure represents a reduction of around 30 per cent in the NDA’s current staffing of just under 300.