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OVO Energy to cut 2,600 jobs

Christian Fernsby |
OVO Energy announced proposals to reduce the number of roles across SSE Energy Services and OVO by 2,600 largely through voluntary redundancy over the course of 2020.

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Topics: OVO ENERGY   

Since the acquisition of SSE Energy Services, OVO has been planning the integration of the two businesses which would have always required changes.

The impact of coronavirus has now accelerated changing consumer behaviour with more and more customers going online and using digital tools.

This has permanently reduced the demand for some functions and roles.

Employees were informed this morning of the changes and consultations will continue with the trade unions and employee representatives.

The constructive dialogue with the trade unions also helped to find an agreement on offshoring.

Prior to its acquisition by OVO, SSE Energy Services had already begun an offshoring programme with hundreds more roles due to follow.

OVO has agreed to suspend this additional round of planned offshoring activity, minimising UK job losses.

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