Hewlett-Packard to cut UK jobs

American computer maker Hewlett-Packard is set to cut 1,124 jobs in Britain as part of plans to lay off 27,000 employees globally by the end of 2014, the company said yesterday HP’s statement came after the Unite union said it had attended a meeting where managers were outlining their plans to cut jobs at the group’s sites in Bracknell, Sheffield and Warrington by next year. HP is striving to get back to growth through job cuts and changing its focus.