Published on 10 Oct 2017 Sections

BAE Systems cuts 2,000 jobs

Business Editor

Almost 2,000 jobs are to be cut at the UK’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems, in what’s being described by unions as a “bitter blow” for manufacturing. The company, which is facing a lack of orders for its Typhoon jet, claims the restructuring will result in a “sharper, competitive edge”. Labour says the move will mean a permanent loss of skills for the country.