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Chair comment on Rolls Royce job losses announcement

20 May 2020

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Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee responds to Rolls Royce job losses announcement.

Responding to news today that Rolls-Royce are planning to cut 9,000 jobs from their global workforce, Darren Jones, Chair of the Committee, said:

"As businesses try to recover from the devastating impact caused by the coronavirus, it’s vital that Government gears up its thinking now on the support it will offer key industries to enable them to thrive in the future. For our long-term prosperity, It's crucial Britain's manufacturing know-how and capacity is protected. I urge businesses, unions and the Government to step up their talks to agree credible plans to protect the British manufacturing capabilities that will be crucial for our recovery."

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