RBS admits uncertainty over jobs

The Royal Bank of Scotland's chief executive Gordon Pell has admitted he is unsure how many redundancies might be suffered by the firm's staff.

Mr Pell had stated that there would be around 260 jobs going in Scotland when he addressed the Scottish affairs committee in the House of Commons last week, but said he could not be sure.

Responding to a letter querying his reply from committee chairman Mohammed Sarwar, Mr Pell acknowledged: "I could not be specific because this number will be subject to change as the process continues."

Business owners who could face having to make redundancies soon might wish to seek legal advice on the issues involved without having to pay for the services of lawyers.

Another company poised to make redundancies is Bristow Helicopters, due to falling demand for its services from offshore oil and gas operators.

The jobs will be lost at its two UK sites in Aberdeen and Redhill.

Written by Rachel Crook

Published on: March 24, 2009

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