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Multinational Companies

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL5028, tabled on 26 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many companies have announced a relocation of (1) all, or (2) part of, their operations from the UK, following the announcement that the UK will leave the single market; and what additional support is being provided for British workers who lose their jobs as a result of such relocations.

Answered on

9 February 2017

Companies relocate operations for many different commercial reasons.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU, we have worked closely with firms across the country to understand their plans and make clear our commitment to a bold and ambitious free trade agreement with the EU that removes as many barriers to trade as possible. Companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Nissan and Apple have announced major investments in the UK since the referendum.

In the event of redundancies, the Government looks to support affected workers back into employment via the Rapid Response Service. We closely monitor major job losses and will look to provide bespoke support if required.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy