Lloyds Banking Group is set to close Newcastle office

MORE than 100 jobs to go after Lloyds Banking Group announced the closing of the company's North East hub. Bank will cut 150 staff in central administration manors Business Park, Benton, Newcastle, as part of the Restructuring see the closure of three additional offices across the country, with a total of nearly 1,000 job losses. The move will effectively remove any Lloyds Banking Group having in Newcastle, the only remaining call center in Sunderland in the North East. This is the latest in a long line of bank layoffs due to join the Halifax Bank of Scotland Group three years ago. Other sites to close, including the people of Dudley in the West Midlands, Greater London and Romford Scunthorpe. Union called "devastating blow" to Newcastle's decision. Steve Tatlow, assistant general secretary of Lloyds Trade Union, said: "This latest announcement is a real kick in the teeth for Newcastle, especially after Lloyds also closed a call center in the city about eight years ago and moved All jobs in India. They can easily pull their work back to the UK - they are perfect for Newcastle. "This time, the job will not be sent to India, they were sent to another site in the UK. "But it did not help Newcastle workers, most of them have no choice but to deal with compulsory redundancy. "Banks were rescued by the taxpayers, and we all have to pay for the banks to survive and for them to do it just ridiculous. "Banks still have a call center in Sunderland but closing will eliminate the presence of a group of Newcastle. They used to have offices in Gateshead and nearby A1M but feel it slowly dismantled their presence in the North East. '

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