CPWB staff facing redundancy as part of group cost-cutting drive


Unspecified number of workers face uncertain future as Dixons Carphone group seeks to achieve £80 million in efficiency savings by April 2018
A number of workers face the threat of redundancy at Carphone Warehouse Business, Mobile News understands.

The job cuts have been described as “the first wave” of efficiency savings to hit CPWB as part of the £80 million the Dixons Carphone group aims to save following its creation in a £3.8 billion merger last year.

It is unclear at this stage which roles or how many positions are under threat, but the company has previously confirmed that some duplicate back-office roles would be lost as a result of the deal.

The company says that it hopes to achieve half of the efficiency savings in its 2015/16 (year-ending April 2016) financial year, with all being delivered by the end of the following financial year.

A CPWB spokesperson said: “As part of our on-going phased integration, we are assessing all aspects of the group to identify the best structure for our combined business. Integration is still underway and last week we began a consultation process with some of the employees in our support centres.

“Overall, the merger will lead to a 2% net increase in jobs. We are committed to keeping our employees informed first and foremost, and will support them if they wish to apply for alternative roles within the business.”