Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1,000 jobs

The firm blames “continuing headwinds” affecting the auto industry

British Gas owner to cut 4,000 jobs as profits tumble

British Gas owner Centrica has said it will cut around 4,000 jobs by 2020 after its profits took a tumble. Its adjusted operating profit fell 17% to £1.25 billion last year and the company lost around 1.4 million domestic customers in the UK. Centrica said it expects the new programme “to involve reduction in like-for-like […]

Energy consultancy Utilitywise ‘to cut 50 jobs’

Energy consultancy Utilitywise is to cut around 50 jobs as part of its changes to operations. Employees at its Tyneside, Portsmouth and Redditch offices are to be affected. They have entered a redundancy consultation in an effort to help them with the process. The company said in a statement: “We expect less than 50 people […]

Siemens Gamesa lays off 740 workers

A renewable energy giant is to reportedly cut 740 jobs across the US and Denmark. Siemens Gamesa has stated the move aims to reduce costs in these important markets and increase competitiveness in other regions. The company, which was created in a merger between Siemens and Gamesa earlier this year, said it hopes to set […]

Siemens Gamesa to close blade factory

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced it is closing its blade manufacturing plant in Canada. That is expected to lead to more than 200 immediate job losses. The closure will be conducted in stages over the year and will affect the remaining 134 employees. The company said it was a “very difficult decision” which was […]

Energy broker Inenco Direct to cut jobs

Energy broker Inenco Direct has announced it will be downsizing. It said there will potentially be job cuts at its offices in Liverpool and Lytham. The energy broker will confirm the number of jobs “once potentially impacted colleagues have had the opportunity to fully consider all their potential options”. A spokesperson told ELN: “Inenco is […]

Energy services firm to axe up to 430 UK jobs

Offshore oil and gas services company Subsea 7 has announced it will be cutting up to 430 jobs in the UK. It is part of its plans to reduce its global workforce of 9,200 to around 8,000 by early 2017. That’s “in view of continued difficult business and economic conditions in the oil and gas […]

British Gas proposes axing nearly 700 office jobs

British Gas has revealed proposals to cut 684 jobs in the UK. Under the plan, which is subject to consultation, office-based roles would be reduced and its Oldbury office would be closed. The Big Six supplier said it is “part of the company’s plans to consolidate its operations on fewer sites”. It will discuss the […]

British Gas owner to axe 3,000 jobs this year

The owner of Big Six energy supplier British Gas is to cut 3,000 jobs this year in a bid to reduce costs. Centrica made the announcement today ahead of its 2016 Annual General Meeting. The figure is half of the 6,000 reductions it had planned by the end of the decade, with 800 having already […]

npower hit by £106m loss, confirms 2,400 job cuts

Energy firm npower has announced it is cutting 2,400 jobs to make cost savings after losing almost 355,000 customers last year. Gas and electricity accounts dropped by around 7% to 4.77 million by the end of 2015 as a result of “over complicated processes” and poor customer service. However it claims to be seeing improvements, […]