The telecom giant’s UK workforce will bear the brunt of the job cuts (about two-thirds), with the remaining third affecting BT’s 18,000 overseas staff. Those in back-office and middle-management roles are most likely to be impacted. BT confirmed it is also going to move out of its central London HQ. BT CEO Gavin Patterson said the decision was reached as his firm is currently “too complex and overweight” and needs to downsize in order to remain competitive.
BT is cutting 13,000 jobs in a drive to save £1.5bn