British Gas to axe 500 jobs
BRITISH Gas is to axe 500 jobs, hitting its loft and cavity wall insulation business, as part of the company’s efficiencies programme.
Unions described the announcement as a “sickener”.
The jobs are part of 6,000 cuts announced by owner Centrica last summer, with the group saying it had to be competitive in the energy market.
British Gas boss Mark Hodges, said: “We are focused on improving the efficiency of our organisation to meet the changing needs of our customers.” A FINE day for most on Wednesday, but a few showers here and there. Windy at first in the south, but the wind will gradually ease through the day.
Highs of 9C in London, 9C in Cardiff, 7C in Manchester and Belfast, 4C in Edinburgh.
Turning cloudier and milder on Thursday with rain at times moving southeastwards.
Highs of 13C in London, 11C in Cardiff, Manchester & Belfast, 9C in Edinburgh.
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