Northern Rock has revealed plans to shed around 1,300 jobs as it reorganises operations and looks to the future.
This figure is lower than originally expected, which is good news for some members of staff who wish to stay. Northern Rock are anticipating around 500 people taking voluntary redundancy, leaving just 800 to be selected by management. The original estimate was for around 2,000 job losses, but discussions with staff representatives and management has lowered that number.
After being nationalised earlier this year Northern Rock has a duty to pay back the money loaned to it and in order to do this it has had to revise the way it operates. Cutting costs but remaining active in the key markets is how this will be achieved, hence the job losses now being applied.