Dyson moves 100 jobs overseas

// Dyson has moved over 100 back office jobs to India & Czech Republic
// Follows news of relocating headquarters to Singapore
// 96% of its sales take place outside of UK

Dyson has moved over 100 back office jobs to India and the Czech Republic as it prepares to relocate its head office to Singapore.

Dyson founder and prominent Brexiteer Sir James Dyson announced last month that he would pull the firm’s headquarters out of the UK ahead of its departure from the EU.

The electricals manufacturer and retailer is now moving around 100 roles from its Malmesbury site in Wiltshire to India through Accenture, according to the company’s current and former staff.

Meanwhile, a fewer number of jobs have been sent to Czech Republic.

Back in July, Dyson’s staff in south west England were told their jobs were at risk due to restructuring affecting 300 staff globally.

A total of 150 redundancies took place in the IT and finance departments, while others were redistributed to other jobs, Dyson said.

Last month the company revealed it was moving to Singapore in hopes of building an electric car factory, amid increasing sales and manufacturing operations in the region.

The office move has led to accusations of hypocrisy against Dyson, although the firm claims its decision was not due to Brexit.

Dyson also said the move would not affect its UK workforce because it would remain committed to the country, and only two executives will be transferred to Singapore.

The company has reported that the redundancies were not related to the head office relocation as around 96 per cent of its sales take place outside of the UK.

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