Pub industry caught up in wave of UK redundancies

15 January 2009 by
Pub industry caught up in wave of UK redundancies

The pub industry has been swept up in the latest wave of redundancies hitting UK employers.

With news of cuts at Barclays, Jaguar, drug company Pfizer and home shopping firm Grattan yesterday, Punch Taverns, the UK's largest pub operator, today launched a 90-day consultation with head office staff in Burton upon Trent.

The company, which directly employees some 18,500 people, said up to 100 jobs could be risk amongst its 950 head office staff as it looks to manage costs in a deteriorating market.

Nigel Turpin, corporate affairs director at Punch Taverns, told Caterersearch: "We've written to our central teams today to let them know that as of tomorrow we'll be kicking off with a 90-day consultation.

Turpin added that the potential redundancies would not affect the company's managed house team Spirit] as changes had been made there last year.

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By Chris Druce

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