We've noticed you are using an outdated internet browser. For optimum performance and usability of the this website, we suggest you upgrade your browser.
Image of the front of a Lloyds bank with horse logo
Back to all articles

01 June 2023

21 Lloyds, 17 BoS and 15 Halifax branches to close

No risk of redundancy to staff
Play the video

53 branch closures announced today

21 Lloyds, 17 BoS and 15 Halifax branches will close between September 2023 and May 2024.

No colleague will be placed at risk of redundancy, a position which Accord fully supports.

There is a job for every impacted colleague whether that’s in a branch or another part of the Group.

And we’ve worked hard to ensure that no colleague will be out of pocket by securing a commitment from LBG to finance any reasonable additional travel costs associated with moving to a different base branch when their current branch closes.

The redeployment options available to individual colleagues will be decided by a combination of job availability and geography.

Option 1: Colleagues in the closing branch can be deployed in other branch/branches either in their existing pool or another pool within the travel guidance limits. Colleagues may be redeployed into an alternative brand.

Option 2: Colleagues in the closing branch are redeployed into suitable alternative roles outside of Community Bank.

Option 3: Colleagues in the closing branch are redeployed using a combination of options 1 and 2.

Accord has agreed some significant positive changes for members affected by branch closure decisions. From today, reasonable travel will now be defined as 20 miles one way or 1 hour of travel time one way. 

This means:

The allowance, which was formerly paid for reasonable additional travel costs for up to 2 years, will now be paid for an unlimited period whilst the colleague remains in the “go to” branch. The payment will end when the colleague decides to leave the “go to” branch for any reason.

This is good news for all colleagues affected by today’s announcement. We've also secured the same payment duration for any colleague previously affected by a branch closure and in receipt of a travel allowance payment on 01/06/2023.

Every branch that closes has an impact on our members and the bank’s customers. For our members, there’s the possibility of disruption to working hours, location, and work-life balance. For customers, there is of course the inconvenience of changing to the nearest Post Office / branch and the loss of trusted relationships with LBG staff formed over many years.

Supporting members

Any Accord member who faces working hours/pattern changes or impacts on work/life balance that they can’t work through locally will have our full support to find a mutually acceptable and fair solution.

We’ll be contacting members affected by the closures to offer support and guidance.

Any more general enquiries should be referred to [email protected]

Lloyds closures

  • Alresford​
  • Bournemouth Kinson​
  • Brighouse​
  • Cromer​
  • Gloucester Bristol Rd​
  • Hazlemere​
  • Kidlington​
  • Kingsbridge​
  • Leeds Hunslet​
  • Liphook​
  • Liverpool Formby​
  • Llanishen​
  • March​
  • North Walsham​
  • Northampton Abington​
  • Pershore​
  • Prenton​
  • Slough Buckingham Ave​
  • South Molton​
  • St Davids​
  • Thirsk​

Bank of Scotland closures

  • Aberfoyle​
  • Aviemore​
  • Ballater​
  • Braemar​
  • Crieff​
  • Cumnock​
  • Cupar​
  • Dunbar​
  • Dunkeld​
  • Duns​
  • Eyemouth​
  • Falkland​
  • Fort Augustus​
  • Girvan​
  • Jedburgh​
  • Newcastleton​
  • Ullapool​

Halifax closures

  • Birmingham Great Barr​
  • Canvey Island​
  • Feltham​
  • Grantham​
  • Harborne​
  • Haywards Heath​
  • Kingstanding King Rd​
  • Larne​
  • Leominster​
  • Lurgan​
  • Malvern​
  • Paignton​
  • Shirley (Southampton)​
  • Swiss Cottage​
  • Todmorden​

You might also like