Alton Towers to cut jobs before next year

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While the diverse leisure holdings of its parent company, Merlin Entertainments, have largely insulated the company from any large scale fallout from the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash, the park itself is faring less well.

The leisure attraction has announced that it will be cutting 70 jobs after enduring a £14m fall in revenue. It currently employs 800 full-time staff and around 1500 seasonal workers. The company was also fined £5m by the courts as a result of the crash.

 

As a result of this review, Alton Towers Resort can confirm that it expects to make between 60-70 redundancies ahead of the 2017 season.

 

A consultation is reportedly underway and is set to complete before the 2017 season. A company spokesperson said: “As part of Alton Towers’ continued recovery we have been looking at ways to improve our operating model.

“A detailed review of operations has been undertaken across the business to seek further efficiencies and increase flexibility. As a result of this review, Alton Towers Resort can confirm that it expects to make between 60-70 redundancies ahead of the 2017 season.”


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