Eighty staff to have new bank jobs

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EIGHTY staff employed by the Lloyds Banking Group in Halifax have been told their jobs are to go following a reduction in roles previously announced.

They work in the retail, mortgages and private banking departments and all are expected to be redeployed locally.

David Nicholson, group director, Halifax Community Bank, said: “Lloyds Banking Group is committed to working through these changes with employees in a careful and sensitive way.

“We redeploy colleagues wherever possible to retain their expertise and knowledge within the Group.

“We are committed to building and maintaining real scale in Halifax as it remains a key centre for business as the bank becomes more flexible.”

Over the last three years less than 50 per cent of the role reductions announced by the bank in a series of announcements has led to staff leaving the group through redundancy.

The bank announced a further 40 job cuts yesterday but none of those are in Halifax.

All affected employees were briefed by line managers and trade unions have been consulted.