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BT to cut 4,000 jobs and drop dividends pledge as it looks to restructure Global Services

May 12, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)
Board and Executive Moves

BT will cut 4,000 jobs and curb dividend increases in an attempt by chief executive Gavin Patterson to steady the telecoms giant after a series of damaging stumbles.

Middle management and back-office functions in its struggling Global Services IT division will be targeted in a radical restructure expected to cost £300m over two years.

It is understood that roughly half the cuts will be made in the UK and that BT's technical division, which serves the whole group, will also be hit. M...