BT has insisted that its operations in Oswestry will not be affected by the business’s latest announcement of cuts totalling £3 billion.

Its new chief executive Allison Kirkby announced on Thursday that the company had reached its first target of cuts a year earlier than planned for and that another round of cuts amounting to £3bn would be implemented prior to 2029.

The company operates out of Whittington House in Park Hall which went under some change where roles were moved to other areas.


However, a spokesman said that the base will not be affected this time around and that the company remains committed to employing people in the town.

A BT Group spokesperson said: “BT Group remains committed to Oswestry.

“In 2023, following a property review, BT Group announced proposals to move some roles in Oswestry to other strategic locations.

“These moves took place earlier this year on March 31, 2024.

“BT Group maintains a significant presence in the town and employs over 140 colleagues locally.

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“The changes that have taken place have no customer impact and BT Group continues to heavily invest in the rollout of full fibre broadband and 5G connectivity throughout the area.”

BT hosts its National Network Management Centre at Whittington House and has previously employed around 440 people within the last few years prior to 2023.

It opened in 1990 at an estimated cost of £4m.