Another round of bank cuts

LLOYDS Banking Group has announced the axe is to fall on another 325 jobs across the UK.

The cuts in its business support functions within the wholesale and group operations divisions is likely to result in less than five jobs being lost in Halifax.

Twenty-five staff at Trinity Road and Copley Data Centre have been told their jobs are at risk while the bank works through the reduction programme.

But the bank said it would try and redeploy those affected and compulsory redundancies would be a last resort.

Lloyds has now shed 27,000 jobs since it started a three-year integration programme in January 2009 following its takeover of HBOS.

The group currently employs 104,000 people.

Halifax MP Linda Riordan said she would be meeting with Lloyds bosses and expressing her concerns over the continuing loss of jobs.